Course title:
Know your Computer / Laptop
Elizabeth Hempshall
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Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Wed 16 Feb 2022 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1.5
Wed 23 Feb 2022 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1.5
Wed 02 Mar 2022 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1.5
Wed 09 Mar 2022 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1.5
Wed 16 Mar 2022 09:30 AM - 11:00 AM 1.5
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 7.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 7.5
Wed 16 Feb 2022
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wed 23 Feb 2022
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wed 02 Mar 2022
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wed 09 Mar 2022
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Wed 16 Mar 2022
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Next Steps
7 Church Street
YO17 9HP
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Pre-entry (level information)
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Programme details
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
£28.50 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
A notebook and pen may be useful to take your own notes. Computers are available at the venue.
Course aim:
These basic computer sessions are aimed at absolute beginners. You will learn how to start up your computer, set up an email address and safely browse the internet, all which could help support social connections in a modern world.
Course description:
This course is delivered in a friendly and informal environment to help build confidence with your computer/laptop. You will be introduced to parts of your computer/laptop and learn how it can be used to perform certain functions; eg writing and sending emails, accessing online services and searches for information. You can work at your own pace and no question is too small. The tutor will provide you with a step-by-step guide which will be made available to you to take home after the session.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. To confidently identify the key parts of a computer/laptop
2. To identify 3 key uses for your computer/laptop.
3. To demonstrate 3 skill areas where you have gained confidence when using your computer / laptop
4. To demonstrate how to set up an email account and demonstrate its uses.
5. To demonstrate how you can save and delete a document and image
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit:

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email:


We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you.

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website