Where is the course delivered?
- Bridgwater Centre
Who is the course for?
For those requiring a refresher to general computing or those with some basic skills already but looking to develop further. Learn how to use a variety of programmes or get used to new versions of software. It is designed to give you as much opportunity as possible to ask any of the questions you have always wanted to ask. We can demystify the world of computing for you and help you progress further so that you can move on to ‘next steps’.
What does the course involve?
- Terminology: we can explain the jargon in plain English for you and discuss the differences between versions of programmes so they appear less daunting
- Equipment: learn what all the keys on the keyboard do, and how to effectively use the mouse and other related devices, learn some keyboard shortcuts too
- Software: you’ll explore Windows and the Desktop manipulating their presentation to work more effectively and confidently using Microsoft Office software
- Applications: learn to use basic Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentation software
- The Internet and the World Wide Web: explore a sample of useful websites and see what it offers you
- Email: how to send and receive mail, add attachments such as photos, and get the most from your email application
What makes this course special?
- Opportunity to get used to using a computer in a relaxed, friendly and un-pressurised environment at the main College campus
- Latest software, modern computers, comfortable premises
- Welcoming staff experienced with students new or returning to computing
- Tutor led sessions where the class works together
- Students tell us how great the course is, that the staff are excellent, and how much they enjoy their time with us.
- It’s a fun and social experience with like-minded individuals – come and join us!
Ideally you will have some basic computer skills, or have achieved the Absolute Beginner Computing course, talk to us and we can make sure you are on the right course.
What are the assessment methods?
- You will gain practical experience of using the various software packages
- Functional Skills entry 2 qualification; you’ll be well prepared to complete this assessment
How long is the course?
What are the College attendance requirements?
Two hours per week in College.
What are the progression options?
Many leaners have built so much confidence that they progress to the next course – such as any of the following:
- Introduction to word processing
- Introduction to presentations
- Introduction to spreadsheets
- Introduction to databases
- ECDL Essentials
- Build a Website Using Wordpress Introduction
Most learners complete the course to learn a range of skills which can be used at home or in the workplace, often so that they can use it to support activities socially or at home such as communication with friends and family, producing letters, charts and graphs or other such products. Some learners use the course to develop skills that assist them in their search for employment or to study a higher level course at the College.