Improve your Computer Skills

Ref: C2347020

A friendly and relaxed online course to help get you started using a computer either as a beginner or to help enhance your existing ICT skills. The course is set at various levels to help build confidence in using a computer and using the Internet. Whether you are a beginner or someone who already has some basic ICT skills but would like to know more of a particular application or media, then this is the course for you! Learn how to use a computer with confidence. Beginners will learn how to use E-mail, learn about the World Wide Web and how to bank and shop online safely. Learn how to use and complete online forms, perform Internet searches, use comparison websites to save money and more. If you already have some basic computer skills, but would like to refresh or improve your skills in using Microsoft office applications, this can be discussed with the tutor to agree on individual outcomes.

Course aim

To provide students with an essential understanding of how to use a PC and applications and enable them to gain skills using the Internet and E-mail in a safe and secure manner.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with using a PC to perform basic file management tasks e.g. creating folders, organising, deleting, moving and copying files using File Explorer.
  • Use the Internet to navigate the World Wide Web, including using various web browsers safely.
  • Create and use an E-mail account, sending & receiving E-mail messages, attaching files and organising folders.
  • Learn what is meant by E-safety and how to stay safe while online (for online banking or shopping).
  • Apply and use a variety of Microsoft Office applications, such as Word and Excel etc.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

You'll need a PC with speakers, microphone and a webcam to use our video learning platform, Zoom. Please visit: - You will need Internet access and an email address to join WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas to receive resources. Please visit: online.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Improve your Computer Skills

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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