Overview of course
This short course is the perfect introduction for those who are feeling left behind in this internet age and want to know how to use a Windows computer to access the wealth of information that can be found on the internet.
It is aimed at those who have no, or very little, knowledge of computers and how to get online.
In plain non-technical language, it will take you through the very basics of what a computer is, how to operate it and look at how to use your computer to access and use the internet to; search for information, access online services like banking, benefits, taxes, passports and other government services. how to shop online and how to access social media to keep in touch with friends and family.
It will also look at the importance of having an email account in the online world, how to get your own email account (for free) and how to send and receive emails.
The course will have a mix of taught and practise sessions to help embed your new skills.
What will I learn?
This specially designed course will help students start from the beginning. The course covers the following topics:
What a computer is and the different types of computer available.
Using a keyboard, mouse and touchpad.
Understanding the Windows 10 screen.
How to find and open different applications.
How to use windows to work with more than 1 application.
How to access the internet using your computer.
Searching for information.
How to save websites you visit regularly
Understanding what information is out there and if it can be trusted.
Staying safe on the internet
Accessing online services, filling out online forms to book appointments, holidays, apply for jobs etc.
How to access social media websites.
Who is the course for?
Suitable for all who wish to learn basic computing skills. For further information please contact West Suffolk College in Sudbury, 18-20 Cornard Road, Sudbury CO10 2XA or phone us on 01787 880619
Will I have to provide anything?
Computers will be provided, please bring a notebook and pen. The tutor will provide hand-outs to accompany the topics covered in the course.
Am I ready to start?
This course is aimed at the complete beginner or those with little knowledge, but a desire to learn.
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Please either enrol on-line using the link or call West Suffolk College in Sudbury on 01787 880619 or visit us at 18-20 Cornard Road, Sudbury CO10 2XA
Days & times
Thursday 14:15 - 16:15
Friday 14:00 - 16:00