Buying and Selling Online

Ref: C2342207

The course will provide students with the confidence to use the internet independently for online buying and selling. They will be able to browse for goods and services on several websites, check stock availability and reserve items for collection. They will learn how to set up a PayPal account and make purchases using this method. Students will also learn how to market products for sale, writing descriptions and taking photographs to advertise them on the internet. Students will be able to set up online accounts for websites in order that they may use them to buy and sell goods and services. This is a fun course in a safe environment and students work in groups to share learning. The course is relevant to students and they are encouraged to bring in personal items they wish to sell and undertake this as a practical exercise.

Course aim

This course is designed to enable students to make online purchases and sell goods on the internet.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • Students must be computer literate and familiar with basic use of the internet.

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

  • Browse at least two websites to view products and services
  • Set up a PayPal account
  • Make at least one online purchase
  • Write an advertisement to market an item
  • Advertise at least two items for sale on the internet

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

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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • 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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Buying and Selling Online

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 2019
  • 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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