Computer Skills

Introduction to computer skills

Duration: This course is 6 weeks long

Content: This course aims to provide a simple hands on introduction to enhance learner’s digital skills. 

Learners will be taught how to -

  • switch on a computer safely and shut it down
  • enter text and numbers using a keyboard and mouse
  • use word-processing to type words and numbers
  • use the internet safely and legally

Computer skills - Beginners: Part 1 & Part 2

Duration: Each part is 6 weeks long

Content: This course supports learners in acquiring the basics digital skills needed for everyday life and become more confident in using a computer or a laptop.

Learners will be taught how to - 

  • create simple Word documents
  • create and use an email address
  • be safe online
  • find information from the internet that is useful and of interest to you
  • use the internet safely and legally

Computer skills - Beginners Plus: Part 1 & Part 2

This course aims to improve learners basic digital skills working at their own pace and focus on the areas they wish to develop, supported by the teacher. 

Learners will be taught how to - 

  • develop word processing skills
  • improve the display of a word document
  • use computers to search for basic useful information
  • read, send and receive emails
  • download files from the internet
  • safe and responsible online

Computer skills - next steps

This course aims to enable learners to improve on their digital skills and progress towards an accredited Digital Skills course. 

Learners will find out about - 

  • the basics of using the internet
  • how to working with online forms
  • using personal data safely online

Course requirements

Learners will need access to a tablet/laptop/smartphone or PC. They will also need an email address and access to the internet.

What could these courses lead to?

On completion of these courses all learners will receive a certificate of achievement and it could lead to further accredited qualifications such as IT skills for employment and ICDL level 1 and 2.

At the end of the course, we will provide information about other learning opportunities and courses for adults to join in the local area.

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