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Computers - First Step

Course aims

To be able to use a computer or a laptop. The course will provide a simple hands-on introduction for those who are new to using technology. Learners will gain confidence in using a computer, and keyboard so that you develop word-processing skills and are able to access the internet.

Course length

12 hours – usually 6 weekly sessions of 2 hours.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those who have no or very little experience of using a computer and wish to develop confidence and skills in using IT.

Will I gain any qualifications?

Yes. You will gain an Entry 2 Award in IT Open Systems and Enterprise

Do I need any knowledge, skills or qualifications?

No previous IT experience is required. A basic level of English is needed as this can help you to read and understand the instructions given.

Course content

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Switch on a computer safely and shut it down.
  • Be able to enter information using a keyboard.
  • Be able to use word-processing to type words and numbers.
  • Be able to format your text attractively.
  • Be able to insert a picture.
  • Find information from the internet.
  • Use the internet safely.

What could this course lead to?

You could progress to an Entry 3 course such as Computers - Second Step, or the more confident could progress straight onto our Digital Skills - Entry 3 course.

How will I learn?

By practising with your tutor's guidance

What materials or equipment will I need to provide?

Notepad, pen or pencil and a folder to keep your work in. You will also need to supply a memory stick.

Your commitments as a learner

Bring a pen and notebook to make notes

Attend all the sessions as this is essential to your understanding

Useful websites

Microsoft support website - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb

Contact: Joanne Hourigan at Trittiford Centre 0121 464 6583 if you would like some more information.

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