Using Computers and the Internet (Newton Abbot)

Ref: C3531177

This course will give you an introduction on how to connect, search and use the internet effectively to find information. we will explore ways to ensure yourself and your information secure when online.

Course aim

Would you like to find out what the internet has to offer? Are you keen to ensure you are safe when online? Do you want to communicate with family and friends online? This course will give you some tips and techniques to safely navigate the internet.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for Devon Carers

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

  • Understand internet jargon such as URLs, search engines and WIFI.
  • Identify the features of a secures password.
  • Identify whether a website is reliable or not.
  • Use the internet to find information.
  • Use a website or app to communicate with others.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • This is a bring your own device course. Please bring a laptop, tablet or smart phone.

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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Using Computers and the Internet (Newton Abbot)

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You can only enrol in person on the course.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.


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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