Intermediate Computing

Ref: C2336909

A programme of learning will be planned on an individual basis dependant on a student’s starting point. This is a workshop-style course where students will be studying independently or in small groups.

Course aim

To give students with basic computer skills the opportunity to practice those skills and learn new skills to enable students to be able to transfer the skills learned to related work outside the classroom.

Who is the course for?

The workshop will assume students have keyboard skills, are able to surf the web and can open and close windows and programmes. Students should also be able to send and receive emails. The workshop is not suitable for absolute beginners.

What topics will this course cover

1. Creating new folders 2. Moving files and folders 3. Moving files to and from a data stick 4. Sending and receiving emails with attachments 5. Creating new, simple MS Word documents

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

1. Create new folders and move files and folders 2. Move files to and from a data stick 3. Send and receive emails with attachments 4. Create new, simple MS Word documents

How will I know I'm making progress?

Students will demonstrate learning progress through satisfactorily completing course related tasks such as sending an email with attachments, creating a folder etc. Feedback will be provided to each learner at the completion of each task.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Students should bring a notebook and folder for making notes and storing handouts etc.

Reading and information sources

Students should satisfy themselves before attending the course that they can use a mouse to navigate around a windows desktop and have sufficient typing skills to be able to write a simple Word document in a reasonable time.

What could the course lead to?

The course will provide a good base to move on to other ICT Courses that develop your skills further and study/research for higher education. The skills learned will also prove useful in supporting involvement in community activities, personal interest, job hunting and home use of a computer. The tutor can provide you with information about what you can do next with the WEA and other local providers.

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Intermediate Computing Course Outline


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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