Getting to Grips with Universal Credit

Ref: C2226167

An Introduction to using computers. Improve your computers skill in Word processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations, email and the Internet. Develop an understanding of IT-related jargon. Learn to use computers safely and securely.

Additional information about this course

Students will be referred onto this course by partner organisation

Course aim

To help students to gain digital literacy skills that will assist them with accessing local services and employment opportunities.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • 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:

  • Use appropriate office software to create a variety of useful documents for work, leisure or education
  • Identify the different uses of technology for work, leisure or education
  • Use appropriate vocabulary when describing technology
  • Use digital technologies to access local and national services
  • Use technology safely and securely

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
  • 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

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.)
  • It would be helpful if learners could bring their own laptops and/or tablet PCs

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 information sheet

Getting to Grips with Universal Credit

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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