Back to Work Skills: IT Skills (WEA Pathways)

Ref: C3741946

This 2-hour session will support students who have little or no IT Skills to find the WEA website, search for, choose and enrol on a WEA course online.

Course aim

This session will enable those with limited IT Skills 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
  • For students who wish to enhance basic computer skills.

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

  • turn on a computer and use a search engine to find
  • find a course that I would like to join
  • register my account on the WEA website by entering the information required
  • enrol on the course/s of my choice

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 group will be led through the process by the Tutor who may use a smart-board to demonstrate and then one-to-one help will be available until the task is completed.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • you will have enrolled on one or more WEA courses and receive an online acknowledgement

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You may be asked to create an email address Provide your full address, date of birth and, possibly, your NI Number. Bring your email address, Benefits proof and anything you use to assist in watching a screen, eg. glasses

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • you may have looked at The Omega Centre leaflet for Autumn 2017 term, now available from Reception areas.

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

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Back to Work Skills: IT Skills (WEA Pathways)


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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