Social Media Marketing for Beginners

Ref: C2341405

Learn how to: *Find your target market *Create content for your market on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest *Schedule posts in advance *Create eye catching images *Increase engagement, likes and shares Bring your own device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) to save your links and use your pictures

Course aim

To explore different ways to use social media platforms to promote a small business.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • Please bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone you would use for social media at home.

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

  • State target market
  • Schedule posts to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Create a cover banner / board cover for Facebook or Pinterest
  • Create a to do list for future development

How will I be taught?

  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • It would be helpful to have signed up to Facebook and Pinterest before the first session. We can cover this in the session if you're not sure how.

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 consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Social Media Marketing for Beginners

Enrolment 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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