Beginners IT

Ref: C3127017

Digital tablets and mobile phones help people to: stay in touch with family and friends - social media like facebook or video chat using WhatsApp, viber or skype. look up information organise doctors and hospital appointments shop on line or order food search for work learn a new skill or get back in touch with an old one. catch up on TV or movies Start to paint or be creative take photographs and share through email

Course aim

An introduction to digital inclusion to help learners realise how friendly and helpful digital devices can be in their day to day lives and how to stay safe on line.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • use gestures on a touch screen like swipe, stretch & pinch to make the screen larger and smaller.
  • use the internet safely including employment, searching for information and price checks.
  • download & install an app
  • be creative with photographs - take photos and use apps to make changes
  • keep in touch with family & friend using social media & digital apps like whatsapp, viber and skype.

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 be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • If you already have a tablet or ipad you are welcome to use it or one provided by WEA for the session.

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Beginners IT


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  • 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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