Computers made easy

Ref: C2338304

The course will assume no prior knowledge of computing and is intended for absolute beginners with little or no experience of using computers, or for learners who want to gain more skills, knowledge and confidence in using computers.

Additional information about this course

Members of the Highfield community.

Course aim

The main aim of this course is to help you to gain skills and confidence with using the computer, (using Office) and for the course to be an enjoyable one for you.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • an introduction to basic terminology related to computers.
  • It covers the basic concept of computing.
  • This course will consist of identifying all the different parts of the computer
  • using Microsoft Word in order to create and format documents
  • as using the Internet and an introduction to Emails.

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 file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • Students will demonstrate learning and progress through satisfactorily completing course related tasks. Feedback will be provided to each learner at the completion of each task.

What else do I need to know?

  • For the basic IT course the learners will not need to bring any additional resources as they will be provided. They could bring a personal notebook and pen to make their own notes while learning on the course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Upon completing the course, the learners could progress onto a course to develop more skills.

Download full course outline

Computers made easy 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
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