DEVELOPING YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS

Ref: C3528964

This course will help you develop your skills and confidence in the use of the internet to include: email, online searches, online safety, use of social media, online shopping, online banking etc as well as use of a variety of softwares to create a variety of spredsheets, databases, presentations etc

Course aim

To support students to develop/review knowledge and skills in using the internet and available software to get ready for further learning and work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464

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

  • List and compare the most common social media sites/apps and choose the most suitable ones according to personal needs.
  • List the advantages and disadvantages of using the internet to do; online shopping, banking, job search, etc
  • Define budgeting and Identify tools that can help us budget.
  • Create and manipulate spreadsheets using Excel and open software.
  • Use a mobile phone or tablet to syncronize emails, apps etc.

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
  • Use of personal phone/tablet Those who do not have access to one will have access to a device to use during classes.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • In the last hour of the course we will offer 1 to 1 tuition focusing on individual needs ( eg: installing an app on a mobile, apply for a job etc)

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • 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

  • Access to email address ( if not we will create one in class)

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

DEVELOPING YOUR COMPUTER SKILLS Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

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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