Using Computers for Beginners

Ref: C2522963

This course will take you from avery first step in learning about how to use a computer to being confident in using the computers.

Course aim

Introduction to basic computing skills. Providing the skills to be able to use the internet safely for job or personal searches, holidays, shopping etc.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Learning to switch on and off the computer, finding your way around the computer and using the internet to support your learning while gaining confidences in your new skills.

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:

You will be able to: Switch on/off the computer safely Use the keyboards and mouse Use the internet safely Use search engines Send and receive emails

How will I know I'm making progress?

You will see your progress at each session on the computer and through reflecting on your Individual learning plans

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

Note book and Pen Memory pen (no more than £5)

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

increase your computer skills and confidence by practicing your skills continue your learning at a higher level and adding to your skills. When you are ready to progress, we can offer our Intermediate class followed by the more Advanced class

Download full course outline

Using Computers for Beginners 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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