Developing Skills - Everyday IT

Ref: C3530962

Using basic skills this course will enable students to develop their skills in becoming more independent in using IT in everyday situations. From using the internet to become more informed, to creating social connections which enhance well being. This course will help students access IT in a way that makes a difference to everyday digital challenges. If you are looking to feel more comfortable and confident in an increasingly digital society this course will help cover the areas necessary to feel included and independent.

Course aim

An opportunity to develop IT skills to enable and enhance digital independence in everyday use including; communication, basic social media and being a confident consumer.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Use basic word processing skills to communicate information about myself or something important to me
  • Use the internet to access helpful information or manage an area of my life. Eg. ordering a repeat prescription
  • Develop a manageable profile in a basic form of social media to enhance my social connectivity and personal confidence
  • Use email to support everyday choices and responsibilities. Eg. Raising a complaint with a company as a customer
  • Evaluate digital materials to be a confident consumer. Eg. Reflect on my safety and choices as an IT user

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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?

  • You will be able to keep a digital portfolio of your work on WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.
  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • 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

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Developing Skills - Everyday IT

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

Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing