Computers for Beginners and Improvers

Ref: C2524454

This course will enhance your skills in computing and improve your knowledge of all things I.T. The tutor hosts a friendly group of like minded people who are always learning. If you would like to know more, come to the Tansy Centre and join us, you'll be very welcome!

Course aim

To provide an introduction into the world of Information Technology which includes using laptops and also a brief look into tablet devices.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Use Solitaire to refresh/ improve mouse co-ordination (This acts as an Initial Assessment)
  • Open/ Close an Internet Browser (Microsoft Edge)
  • 'Surf the Net' safely and adhering to WEA computer policies
  • Send & receive E-mails
  • Carry out Skype sessions with interactive games such as Guess Who? and Play Your Cards Right

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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?

  • The class usually bring their own laptops but we are able to supply additional devices. Pen & paper would be useful to make notes

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

Computers for Beginners and Improvers

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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