Using a Computer or Digital Device

Ref: C2226391

Using a Computer or Device is a course to help train and develop individuals in the use of computers and the benefits that the digital world can bring. Delivered in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, this short course is a great starting point to help navigate around a computer or tablet.

Additional information about this course

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

Course aim

Covering the basic skills required to use a computer, laptop or digital device, to use the keyboard, mouse, desktop icons, web browsers, email and how to stay safe online.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Demonstrate the basics of a computer system; navigate around the computer using a mouse or keyboard
  • Create a word document and save this in an organised way.
  • List key websites that are of use, demonstrate how to access the sites effectively. Staying safe online
  • Log into an email account, compose and receive an email with and without attachments.
  • Access a number of amenity and governmental websites

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Laptops will be provided but it is best to use your own device. Please bring a pen and paper.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No reading is required but you can look in your library or buy either "Web User" or "Computer Active."

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • You should feel more confident to undertake further study and there is a follow on course 'Further Develop your Digital Skills'

Download full course information sheet

Using a Computer or Digital Device


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

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