IT for Beginners

Ref: C3743738

Starting right from scratch, this friendly 10 week course will take students through the basics of using a computer. Topics covered will include learning how to find out information from the Internet, creating an email account, sending emails and using Microsoft Office Word to create documents.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to introduce students to using a computer, enabling them to obtain information via the Internet, create an email account and create documents in Word.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Demonstrate the procedures for starting and shutting down a computer, using a mouse and keyboard.
  • Complete at least 3 Internet Quizzes.
  • Create an email account and send and reply to at least 3 emails from the Course Tutor.
  • Create and print 3 documents in Word.
  • Change format and edit 3 documents in Word.

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
  • 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

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

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IT 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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