Computer Skills for Work

Ref: C3529250

This course provides a good grounding in the everyday uses of computers and the internet in a relaxed and friendly environment. It will cover using email (including attachments), finding information on the internet, saving and filing documents on Windows computers as well as Apple and Android devices. Students will gain the knowledge and confidence to perform everyday tasks independently.

Course aim

Get to grips with basic computer skills, learn how to save, file and attach documents, search the internet and feel confident using a computer, mobile phone or tablet.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Use the mouse and keyboard with confidence
  • Use the internet to search for information
  • Send, receive, reply and add attachments to emails
  • Save and retrieve documents

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

What else do I need to know?

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

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
  • 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

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Computer Skills for Work

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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