Computer Workshop - Beginners

Ref: C3125782

An introduction to some of the commonly used Microsoft Office programs as requested by learners themselves. These could include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer.

Course aim

Build on your existing ICT skills and develop new ones using a range of Office programs, depending on your needs.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Use a mouse and keyboard to enter instructions and text
  • Locate and open a program from the Desktop or from the Start menu
  • Create and save documents into a specific folder on the computer
  • Follow basic health and safety procedures when using a computer
  • Create a series of folders to save your work into independently

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A pen is always useful as well as glasses if you need them to read or use a computer effectively.

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
  • A volunteering opportunity to use the skills learnt or progress on to an IT or Business Administration qualification.

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Computer Workshop - 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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