New beginners computer workshop

Ref: C2340009

It is suitable for learners who have never used a computer before. It will cover everything from how to turn on the computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard and how to print documents. You will also learn how to produce documents containing words and pictures. Create an email account, compose, reply and forward messages, attach and download files.

Additional information about this course

WEA Older and Wiser project course for people over 50 who live in Leicester city only as part of Leicester Ageing Together. Please call 0116 3660926 to book your place.

Course aim

The course aims are for the learners to gain confidence using IT, make friends and communicate with friends and family via email and also increase social engagement and connections between individuals and with the local community.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Confidently use the internet to search for information on local leisure activities, including WEA & LAT, and access national and local advice and Information websites.
  • Confidently use a computer to communicate via email and create word documents.
  • Send emails to family and friends
  • Use a Word Processing application where I will have the ability to write letters and format documents.
  • Save, Print and Exit the Applications and shut down the computer.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • It is important that learners do bring equipment, these being a writing pen and pad and also a memory storing device (optional).

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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New beginners computer workshop


You can 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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