Computing & ICT for All

Ref: C3527469

This Information and Communication Technology (ICT) course aims to help beginners and improvers to find their way around a computer including the importance of e-safety. You will acquire the skills and understanding to demystify using the internet, software applications and hardware. You will also have the opportunity to work on individual tasks and projects with the tutor.

Course aim

To enable beginners/improvers in Information Communication Technology to access the benefits of using computers as tools in the 21st Century. Internet safety and security introduction included.

Who is the course for?

Complete beginners and improvers are very welcome.

What topics will this course cover

Setting up, using and shutting down a laptop and/or desktop computer. Using MS Windows and managing files. Accessing the Internet for Information, Email, Cloud services, Downloads. Office applications including word processing and desk top publishing Use of USB memory devices and CD/DVD. Awareness of alternate technologies such as tablet computers, E-readers and smart phones. Basic managing and editing of photo files with digital photography software. Printing, emailing, scanning and transferring documents and photographs.

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. Demonstrate use of the internet to email and access information/help/legal software/cloud services. 2. Consider internet safety and security. 3. Demonstrate effective use of MS Word/MS Publisher to create, save, share, edit and retrieve documents/publications. 4. Use a multi-function printer to print, scan and copy. 5. Use CD/DVD and USB memory devices to save and transfer files.

How will I know I'm making progress?

By formative assessment of Students individual progress, measured against starting points. Confidence and competence are monitored and discussed in a positive, encouraging atmosphere.

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


Reading and information sources

The Internet provides valuable support as do on-line help resources supplied by software providers.

What could the course lead to?

Follow on courses available Computing and ICT - find a course - C3527470 Follow on course available at On Course South West. Computing beginners Course Code DO6-23C

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Computing & ICT for All Course Outline


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  • 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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