About the course
Join the internet revolution.
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 practice sessions to help embed your new skills.
There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to attend an induction and assessment session to check this is the right course for you.
There is no qualification associated with this course.
What you'll learn (core modules)
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 multiple "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.
- Online shopping.
- How to access social media websites.
Where will this course take me?
There is a follow up beginners course looking at other computer applications but there is also the opportunity to enrol for a functional skills or digital skills course leading to a qualification from Entry Level 3 up to Level 2.
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Days & times
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