Internet & Emails

Ref: C2337847

This course is suitable for people who want to learn the basics of Internet and learn how to send emails.

Course aim

To develop students' knowledge and skills in using the Internet for searching websites for information and sending and receiving emails.

Who is the course for?

The course is for students who have not used the Internet and have not sent emails before. It will assume students can use a mouse, navigate around a Windows desktop and have keyboard skills.

What topics will this course cover

1. Browsing the Internet 2. Using a web browser 3. Using a search engine 4. Sending and receiving emails with or without attachments

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. Accessing websites 2. Carrying out Google searches 3. Sending and receiving emails without attachments 4. Sending and receiving emails with attachments

How will I know I'm making progress?

Students will receive verbal feedback through course related tasks and written feedback in their individual learning records about their progress.

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

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

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 keyboard skills.

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.

Download full course outline

Internet & Emails Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • 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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