Buying and Selling Online

Ref: C3743922

This course is ideal for those who would like to make online purchases with confidence. Students will use a number of websites and learn about internet safety and PayPal. They will also learn how to write an advertisement in order that goods may be marketed for sale online.

Course aim

This course is suitable for those who wish to make online purchases in a safe environment and those who wish to sell goods online.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Basic computing skills are required (the ability to use a mouse and keyboard). If students have items they would like to sell they are welcome to bring these to the class.

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

  • Recognise a safe website when purchasing an item
  • Know how to set up a PayPal account
  • Identify how to save money by online shopping
  • Write an advertisement for an item
  • Place an item for sale online

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?

  • 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?

  • 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

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Buying and Selling Online

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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

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