ICT Workshop

Ref: C3672851

A flexible course to learn basic computer skills or build on computer skills already achieved, access the Internet safely, create email account and use email safely, build on skills using some of the applications within the Microsoft Office Suite to create, format and edit documents. There will be opportunity if required for anyone wanting to access the apps on own tablet or smart phone.

Course aim

The course is aimed for learners to gain skills using a computer (or own tablet/smart phone), access the Internet safely, use email and build on skills already achieved using some of the applications within Microsoft Office.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

  • Understand how to gain access, use a computer and input information using the keyboard and mouse.
  • Understand how to use Microsoft Word to create documents, use various formatting tools for different levels of editing documents and save files securely.
  • Access the Internet safely and securely to find specific information, refine how to search and understand safe sites when buying on-line.
  • Understand how to create and use a web-mail account to send, receive and forward email messages. Also to know how to edit and add file attachments to email messages.
  • Understand the filing/folder system within Windows Explorer to back up files, sort/copy/move or delete files and folders.

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?

  • 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.)
  • Learners may like to bring their own note book to record main points.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

ICT Workshop Course Outline

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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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