IT for Beginners

Ref: C3840486

For all those students who have little or no knowledge of the workings of a modern day PC and the value that it offers for those who desire to improve their basic skills.

Course aim

To provide a brief introduction to the use of windows based operating system (OS) such as windows 10. The basic setup of a PC, how to access the internet, the basic use of Microsoft Office, and commands such as copy and paste.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • How to start and use a PC.
  • How to use a printer, check for ink, and change paper.
  • Correct use and setup of mouse, double click, left-right click, single click.
  • Basic intro to Paint.
  • Basic intro to Microsoft Office.

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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • 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?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

IT for Beginners 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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