Back to Work Skills: IT Skills (WEA Pathways)

Ref: C3741945

The session will help those with limited IT skills or those who lack confidence in using a computer. Students will learn how to turn on the computer and navigate to the internet. They will learn how to set up an online user account using their email address and how to navigate and search round a website to find what they require and apply for courses.

Course aim

The session will help those with limited IT skills to be able to complete an online enrolment form.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • The session is for anyone who wants to learn to use the internet to enrol on courses and improve their basic IT skills.

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

  • Learn how to turn on a computer, log on to a computer and be able to navigate to the internet using a search engine.
  • Be able to navigate to a chosen website using the search facility.
  • Create an online user account.
  • Learn how to find information on a chosen course/courses.
  • Be able to enrol on a course.

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
  • The session will be delivered as a group activity and one to one support will be given as necessary. The tutor will use a smart board to demonstrate the stages involved.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • The tutor will discuss your progress with you and offer advice where needed.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • If you have an email address, please bring this 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • This session will enable you to gain knowledge on how to use the internet and use it for enrolling on courses and other activities.

Download full course outline

Back to Work Skills: IT Skills (WEA Pathways) Course Outline

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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