Computers for Beginners

Ref: C2338150

A friendly and relaxed class to help get you started and build up your confidence in using a computer! You will learn the difference between a computer, a tablet, an e-reader and a smartphone; how to create, open, save and print files, as well as discover a little about the internet and email.

Course aim

To give students an introduction to basic computer and Internet skills and build up their confidence using a computer.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • Aimed at beginners but also open to students with some experience who feel they need to revisit/consolidate the basics before moving on

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Find my way around the keyboard and use it at a basic level
  • Use the mouse at a basic level eg to move around the screen and use the mouse button to make simple selections
  • Access the internet and carry out a simple search for information on the internet
  • Send and receive emails and attachments
  • Identify ways to stay safe/secure when using the internet and email

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Computers for Beginners Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing