Buying and Selling Online - Pathway

Ref: C2342271

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.

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?

  • 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.
  • You will set up a Paypal account.
  • You will 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?

  • 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.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • 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 - Pathway

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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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