Computer skills for gaining employment

Ref: C3840978

A beginners ICT course for jobseekers who do not have the computer skills to carry out job search activities. On the course, you will learn how to use search engines to look for information on the internet and manoeuvre around websites. You will download documents onto Universal Job Match and record your activity history on the site. Microsoft Word will be used to create documents, edit and format the text and save documents. You will understand how to send and receive electronic messages and attach documents to the email.

Course aim

To enable learners to: Gain basic ICT skills; Use ICT to search and apply for work; Improve confidence in using the government's Universal Jobmatch site; Use an email account confidently. Search and apply for work using ICT

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Create, format and save a Word document
  • Access the internet and search for required information
  • Use a Universal Jobmatch account confidently
  • Use an email account confidently
  • Search & apply for work using ICT

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

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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

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?

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Computer skills for gaining employment

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  • 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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