ICT - taster

Ref: C2419790

This course is for those who haven’t used a computer before: It will cover using a mouse correctly,developing basic keyboard skills, MS Word, creating a CV and using the Internet.

Course aim

This course will help you to develop confidence and skills when it comes to using a computer for both home and work activities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Turn the computer on and log in with a user name and password.
  • Navigate the desktop & icons.
  • Access and work on MS WORD.
  • Identify, open and use Internet Explorer.
  • Access and format a saved document on MS Word.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

ICT - taster 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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