Introduction to Digital Skills

Ref: C2343916

The course is suitable for learners who are new to using a computer and want to build up their confidence. If you are a beginner and need help getting started on a computer, or need to improve your current basic computing skills then our Digital Skills course will get you started on your journey. This is a non-accredited course and a practical and flexible way of improving your ICT skills using Office 2010.

Course aim

This is a course suitable for beginners who wish to gain confidence and skills in using a computer.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Use a word processing application to create and edit a document, save it in a folder andd identify and solve any simple technical problems.
  • Compose an email to a friend, family or an organisation (the Job Centre, your local council or MP) and add an attachment such as a document, letter, photo or CV etc.
  • Choose a search engine to source different types of information on the internet, i e, job searches, travel information, using digital maps, supermarket opening hours, hand washing advice, checking the news/weather, finding a favourite recipe etc.
  • Complete and submit online forms securely and demonstrate how to buy an item or service online.
  • Explain how to stay cyber safe, protect your computer from viruses, recognise online scams or fraud and know who to report concerns online content.

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
  • Most of your learning will take place in your class, but one or two sessions will be online using WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, working by yourself or engaging with other students. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • All materials will be provided

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
  • 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 https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Introduction to Digital Skills

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • 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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