Computing & ICT for the Community Thurs 14.15

Ref: C3528327

If you would like to learn about computers join our informal and friendly class. This course is suitable for complete beginners, you will be working at your own pace towards achieving a WEA certificate in a variety of IT based subjects e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, database, internet and emails. We have designed a modular system with exercises, workbooks etc. On completion of each module and test paper you can progress onto the next one. All students have one to one help at all stages from our excellent tutor. Advice and guidance on your own laptop/computer is also available as part of the course

Additional information about this course

No sessions 28/06/2017 & 05/07/2017 A waiting list is held for these courses please ring 01752 225619 for more information.

Course aim

The course will cover four main areas Windows, Microsoft Office Applications, the Internet and its uses, and email. This course will give you all the skills you need to use a computer and its applications in a relaxed and friendly environment enabling the student to gain confidence in using a computer at home/workplace.

Who is the course for?

The course is open to everybody and no previous experience necessary

What topics will this course cover

1 Word Processing – beginners 2 Word Processing – intermediate 3 Spreadsheets – beginner 4 Spreadsheets –intermediate 5 Graphs & Charts – beginner 6 Graphs & Charts – intermediate 7 Database - beginners 8 Database – intermediate 9 Webmail – beginner 10 Webmail – intermediate 11 Internet Browsing 12 Word Processing - Advanced 13 Desktop Publishing using Word – Beginner 14 Desktop Publishing using Word – level 2 15 Desktop Publishing using Word – level 3 16 Creating Business Cards & Greeting cards using Microsoft Publisher 17 Foundation Word Processing – Level 1 18 Using a tablet 19 Transferring photos from a camera

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:

Each Student will have an individual learning plan.

How will I know I'm making progress?

The work will be assessed against set criteria for each learning outcome. When each level has been completed you will be awarded a certificate.

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

No essential materials required

Reading and information sources

No preparation necessary

What could the course lead to?

Progression will be through the WEA modules stated above. Once these modules have been completed progress onto CFE or Online courses will be identified to meet the needs of the individual.

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Computing & ICT for the Community Thurs 14.15 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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