Basic Computer Skills

Ref: C2344653

The course consists of an introduction to the basic vocabulary and terminology related to computers and Microsoft packages like Word. Students will also use a range of different computer software and programs. An attempt will be made to support students’ individual needs.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to increase students knowledge of basic computer skills and also build up their confidence in using a computer.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Understand and use the basic vocabulary and terminology related to computers.
  • Understand how to use Microsoft Word to create, save and format documents.
  • Independently search the internet for information.
  • Demonstrate new found skills in computer technology and also increased confidence in using these skills in both work and life.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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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Basic Computer Skills

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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 declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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