Computer Essentials – Part 2

Computer Essentials – Part 2

Course Details

This is a short course for learners who wish to learn how to use a computer to keep up to date in this technological age.

By the end of the course, you will understand:

  • What a file, folder is.
  • Where files and programs are stored.
  • Different common file types and their associated icons eg .doc, .mp3.
  • How to open files and folders.
  • How to move and copy text within a word processed document.
  • How to find and replace text.
  • How to set up tables.
  • How to set a home page in a web browser.
  • How to access browser history.
  • How to use both external and internal search engines.
  • How to create and access bookmarks/favourites.
  • The concept of an online (virtual) community.
  • The term phishing.
  • How to set up and retrieve email attachments.
  • How to add and retrieve addresses from an address book/contact list.
  • Please bring along writing materials and a notebook.

Information & Support

The teaching is tutor led in well-equipped rooms with explanations, demonstrations, lectures, question and answer and discussions.

Please let our staff know if you need any additional support or reasonable adjustments - we will do all we can to help. We can also tailor learning materials to suit particular needs.

The college offers a variety of courses to further your skills in using computer software.

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Time Cost Contact
Code: LNMT2544AU Location: New Milton - Fusee House Date: 04/11/2020 to 25/11/2020 Time: 12:00 to 14:00 Cost: £40.00 Contact: 01590 625222

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below:

Brockenhurst or Lymington courses 01590 679457

New Milton or Ringwood courses 01590 625222

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.