Beginners Computer Course

Ref: C3741022

This course provides a good grounding in the everyday uses of computers and the internet in a relaxed and friendly environment. Every student is catered for individually and equipment and materials are provided.

Additional information about this course

This course is run by the WEA, working in partnership with East Surrey College delivering Adult Learning across the East Surrey area. This is a fee paying course. If you are in receipt of an income related benefit you may be entitled to free tuition. You will need to provide evidence of your benefit status at the first session.

Course aim

To provide a wide experience of different uses for computers including Email, using the Internet, managing their own computer and accessing public services. The students will gain the knowledge and confidence to perform everyday tasks independently.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at total or near beginners and no previous experience is required.

What topics will this course cover

Keyboard and mouse skills Introduction to Internet browsing and searching for information, including searching for jobs Email – sending, receiving and replying to emails

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. Use the mouse and keyboard with confidence 2. Use the internet to search for information 3. Send, receive and reply to emails

How will I know I'm making progress?

Feedback will be provided verbally by the tutor to individual students in a timely and appropriate fashion.

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

All materials will be provided by the tutor. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops if they would like to but only if they are running Windows 7/8/10.

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What could the course lead to?

Topics covered on the course give a basis to build computer skills in many areas that will help the students keep up with life in the 21st century. They will also help students who are or want to get involved in voluntary or paid work where computer skills are necessary.

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Beginners Computer Course Course Outline

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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
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