Managing your Computer

Ref: C2341775

This course is aimed at people who want to learn how to organise and manage files and folders on computers, mobile phone, camera etc. You will create new folders and files and move and store them on the computer. You will also learn how to send and receive emails with attachments, upload and download attachments and store emails. The course will cover how to create simple Microsoft Word documents.

Course aim

To give students with basic computer skills the opportunity to practice those skills and develop new ones focusing on storing files such as music photos etc and sending emails with attachments

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Move files (music, documents, photos etc) between folders and devices eg camera, mobile phone to demonstrate understanding of Window file system.
  • Create new folders and move files and folders on the computer
  • Move files and folders to a datastick and to/from other devices
  • Send and receive emails with attachments
  • Create new, simple MS Word documents

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Handouts and course notes will be given but students should bring a a notebook and pen.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Students should arrive at the course able to use a mouse and keyboard and be able to navigate windows and the desktop. Students should be able to log in and send simple emails

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
  • 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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Managing your Computer

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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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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