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Overview of course

This short course is the perfect introduction to computers for those with very little or no knowledge. 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 some of the most important functions, e.g. creating simple documents, connecting and using the internet, sending and receiving emails and much more. As a requirement of funding, students will be required to complete a short skills assessment at the start of this course.

What will I learn?

This specially designed course will help students start from the beginning. The course covers the following topics: 1. Using a keyboard, mouse and touchpad. 2. Basic computer programs to enable you to write, edit, save and print documents. 3. Search the internet for information online safely. 4. How to save websites you visit regularly, 5. Shopping online and awareness of doing this safely 6. Gain an understanding of how to complete online forms to book appointments, holidays, applying for jobs etc. 7. Sending and receiving emails, including attaching files and opening them. 8. Learning terminology used around computers and digital devices. 9. Creating a simple spreadsheet 10. Introduction to social media (Facebook)

Who is the course for?

Anyone of any age who wants to learn basic computing skills. For further information please contact West Suffolk College in Haverhill, 2 Park Road, Haverhill CB9 8PP or phone us on 01440 712177

Will I have to provide anything?

None required as computers will be provided. If requested, the tutor will provide hand-outs to accompany the topics covered in the course. We will be using Windows 10 on the computers.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

Enrol on line or contact the centre staff (WSC in Haverhill 2 Park Road, CB9 7YD     01440 712177)

Days & times

Starting 19/09/2019
Thursday 13:00 - 15:30


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