Computers for Beginners and Improvers

Ref: C2523918

Learners will achieve a basic understanding of how the Internet works, to create an E-mail account to write messages to friends and family and to put their newly discovered skills into practice. Learners will also get the chance to converse over Skype.

Course aim

During this course learners will develop and enhance their skills in Internet and Email and Microsoft Word. They will work at their own pace, with no pressure to finish tasks within a specified time.

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:

  • Use Solitaire to refresh/ improve mouse co-ordination (This acts as an Initial Assessment)
  • Open/Close an Internet Browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer)
  • Send and receive E-mails
  • ‘Surf' the 'Net
  • Carry out Skype sessions with interactive games such as Guess Who? and Play Your Cards Right

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Notepad and paper (Computers provided by venue)

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

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Computers for Beginners and Improvers


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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