First Steps Computing

Ref: C2338412

Friendly relaxed learning environment of the mature student, to gain confidence and self esteem. To achieve personal goals. To enjoy using the computer for research or leisure

Course aim

To gain knowledge and embrace the digital age. To use the computer.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Touch typing
  • Internet
  • Emails
  • Excel spreadsheet
  • Powerpoints

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • 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
  • All materials will be provided
  • Small notebook for keeping records

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

First Steps Computing 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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