Computer Skills for Work

Ref: C2226215

This course provides a good grounding in the everyday uses of computers and the internet in a relaxed and friendly environment. The course will cover using email (including attachments), finding information on the internet, saving and filing documents on Windows computers and Apple and Android devices. The students will gain the knowledge and confidence to perform everyday tasks independently. Every student is catered for individually and equipment and materials are provided.

Additional information about this course

All students will be referred onto this course by JCP and all students will be in receipt of a means tested benefit.

Course aim

Get to grips with basic computer skills, learn how to save, file and attach documents, search the internet and feel confident using a computer, mobile phone or tablet.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Use the mouse and keyboard with confidence
  • Use the internet to search for information
  • Send, receive, reply and add attachments to emails
  • Save and retrieve documents

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • If possible it would be helpful to bring along or have access to your electronic CV E.g. on a memory stick, on Universal Job Match or as an attachment to an email.

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
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/

Download full course information sheet

Computer Skills for Work

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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