What is the course about?
Are you new to using computers and technology? Do you need some new skills or a refresh? This course is an excellent introduction to the world of technology. The units cover getting started on a computer, email and the internet, with a particular focus on how they are used safely and productively. This course is suitable for beginners and especially those who are going to continue to study with WAES in September. We will ensure you know how to access your on line course materials and you tutor sessions.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This is an Entry 3 so we know we are starting with the basics, however you will need English skills at Level 1. Some working knowledge of using a computer would be helpful.
What topics does the course cover?
Send and receive on line communication, using Microsoft TEAMS for learning, creating and storing information, working safetly on the internet and to be able to solve simple technical problems.
How will I be taught and assessed?
This is a on line course spanning two weeks, each with three sessions. The first session will be on site at Lisson Grove and will follwing the required COVID-19 guidance recommended at that point in time.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Access to a home computer or laptop is recommended and a reliable internet source. Using a memory stick to store information will be advantageous. If you don not have your own equipment you may be eligible for support, please ask our Admissions Team during your enrolment coversation.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
Carry out a range of tasks using a computer and understand the various functions computers can perform.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
We have higher level computing courses and also business administation and accountancy. You might also want to study computer based web or graphic design. You may also use your new digital skills acorss a range of subjects at WAES and also for your own personal development.