Improve Your Literacy Skills using a computer

Ref: C3671422

This course combines basic literacy, computer, co-ordination and social skills, with practical exercises that are designed to raise awareness of environmental, personal & health issues.

Course aim

To learn new ICT skills and build on existing knowledge and to provide a supportive & enjoyable atmosphere. To incoporate basic literacy into ICT exercises and to promote Social Purpose issues whilst using the computer.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • The course is aimed at people who have a learning disability, low literacy levels or for students who need a slower pace to learn, literacy is embedded into the practical exercise content. This is not an ESOL course.

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

  • Create and reproduce documents combining text, graphics and art work & enter data with accuracy.
  • Use formatting tools to construct documents layouts & perform editing options with accuracy.
  • Find, save & recall existing documents.
  • Add capital letters, full stops or question marks.
  • Perform print options and organise in portfolio as evidence of progression and learning.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Students completing this course will gain confidence working within a group while learning new skills using the computer. Basic literacy skills and social purpose issues will be developed while completing practical exercises.

Download full course outline

Improve Your Literacy Skills using a computer Course Outline


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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