Computers for Beginners

Ref: C2338975

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

The aim of the course is to give learners 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

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

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of how your computer, tablet or smartphone works
  • Create a document and save work in a designated library
  • Access the Internet
  • Carry out a simple search for information on the Internet
  • Send and Receive emails and attachments

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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

What else do I need to know?

  • A notebook and pen for making personal notes and a file/folder for keeping work and course hand-outs.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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
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