Computer Workshop term 3

Ref: C3670425

A course designed to assist learning from a variety of applications including Micosoft word, Access, Excel PowerPoint, Publisher, Internet and Graphics.

Course aim

To increase confident and skills, using many aspects of Microsoft applications. Learn new IT skills or build upon existing knowledge, provide transferable skills and learn in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Who is the course for?


What topics will this course cover

A short initial assessment to identify student's starting points. This group is run as a workshop, at the beginning of the session all students work together whilst being taught one of the group learning outcomes. The tutor will demonstrate using a computer projector on a white board, followed by a short task to complete, an instruction sheet or help sheet will be provided for personal use. Students to select their own subject where they will work from a work book at their level and pace, suitable to their own needs. Tutor assistance will be available throughout the sessions. A mid term review takes place on week 5/10 along with an assessment of students understanding. On completion of the chosen work book, students gain a WEA Certificate and will be given advice and guidance with the next stage of learning.

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:

Highlight multiple text in a document Insert character spacing Insert a picture from file Insert a text watermark How to use CTRL+ALT+DEL

How will I know I'm making progress?

1:1 feedback throughout the sessions. Course work marked and feed back given and WEA Certificate awarded. On going group feedback and course review.

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

Students are advised to make their own notes and bring a ring binder and plastic wallets to display their work.

Reading and information sources

The spreadsheet guide for dummies * (excel) - IDG books * depending on chosen subject, ie word processing, data base (access) Publisher, PowerPoint, Internet. Watch the TV programme 'Click' or look at their website, follow them on facebook or twitter feed. Look at any new technology articles in the newspaper or online.

What could the course lead to?

Many students completing this course have gained employment by building confidence working within a group as well as new skills using the computer. The WEA run many courses and have contact with other education providers, Please contact your tutor for more information regarding progression or any learning needs. You may be interested in becoming a volunteer for the WEA, Please ask your tutor for details or visit the WEA website for more information.

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Computer Workshop term 3 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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