Course Information

Who is the course for?

Does the thought of using a computer to do anything make you nervous? Do you want a short course where you get useful training on how to survive using a computer to do things such as send emails, write a letter or keep tabs on your monthly income and expenditure? We can help you with the basics, through to more complex tasks. This course is aimed at the beginner who may want to just learn how to use the basics, or for someone who may want to progress onto a qualification later on such as our European Computer Driving Licence courses.

What does the course involve?

You will learn a variety of topics from the use of proficient use email, word processing to create letters and documents, simple spreadsheets, and creating presentations.  The course can be flexible and respond to the needs and requirements of the group.

What makes this course special?

You will have access to our excellent computer facilities and expertise to fully explore the capabilities of a range of Microsoft Office packages over the 10 week course. This course is designed as an introduction to computers and those wanting to progress can do so onto the next course at the next level – ECDL(European Computer Driving Licence).

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements excepting a willingness to learn.

What are the assessment methods?

You will be assessed through a series of practical tasks tailored to your requirements and provided with feedback on your progress.

How long is the course?

10 weeks

What are the College attendance requirements?

One evening - 2 hours per week

Are there any additional costs for the course?

There are no additional costs and you will be provided with handouts to help you utilise your developing skills at home or at work. The course costs include a USB pen drive for use on the course.

What are the progression options?

Successful completion of this course can lead on to the ECDL essentials (European Computer Driving Licence) course run at the Bridgwater Campus of college and other computing courses.

Further Information