Computer workshop

Ref: C3674568

A flexible course to learn basic computer skills or build on computer skills already achieved, access the Internet safely, create email account and use email safely, build on editing and formatting skills using some of the applications within the Microsoft Office Suite to create, format and edit documents to a level appropriate to their needs. There will be opportunity if required for anyone wanting to download and access the apps on their own tablet or smart phone.

Course aim

The course is aimed for learners to gain basic computer skills or build on skills already achieved using the applications within Microsoft Office and the internet with a view to use these skills for employment or home use.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for students who attend a specific centre only. For more information please call 0300 303 3464
  • The course may accept students who do not attend the Acorn Centre as long as they get authorisation from the staff who run it.

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

  • Understand how to gain access to a computer, access an application and input information using the keyboard and mouse.
  • Understand how to use Microsoft Word to create, edit and save documents, using the formatting and editing tools and menus, gaining skills up to a level appropriate to individual needs.
  • Understand the filing/folder system within Windows Explorer to back up files, sort/copy/move or delete files and folders.
  • Understand how to create and use a web-mail account to send, receive and forward email messages. Also to know how to edit and add file attachments to email messages.
  • Access the Internet safely and securely to find specific information, refine searches and understand safe sites when buying on-line. Know how to download apps onto tablet or smartphone.

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
  • If you have a computer at home, you can support your learning with practising your skills at home.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Learners may like to bring their own note book to record main points.

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/
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Computer workshop

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

Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing