Computer & Online Basics – Part 1

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Computer & Online Basics – Part 1

Leisure Courses Location: New Milton
Type: Part Time Day
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Course Details

This is a short course for beginners who wish to learn about computer systems, the internet and email.

By the end of the course, the student will understand:
• Computer basics – different types of computer; basic computer parts and key input devices
• Common computer terminology
• Computer performance and features
• Computer operating systems
• How to log on securely
• Different mouse pointer shapes
• How to drag and drop
• Use the features of a keyboard
• The computer desktop and its icons
• The different parts of a window
• Different storage media
• Simple document creation and editing, eg text formatting, saving, printing
• How to search and use internet based information
• How to use email to communicate and exchange information

The teaching is tutor led in well equipped rooms with explanations, demonstrations, lectures, question and answer and discussion.  Each learner has the use of a computer.  The software used for this course will be Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet Explorer Version 7. Each session lasts a duration of 2 hours.

Information & Support

Students can progress onto Computer & Online Basics - Part 2

Please bring along writing materials, notebook/A4 file 

Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options. If you feel you would benefit from more in depth careers advice please contact: The National Careers Service - Call 0800 100 900 Lines are open 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week or

Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.

Course Cost

Course costs are as follows:

6 week course £57


Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

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

Please contact for further clarification.

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 for further clarification.

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 for further clarification.

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

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

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 for more details.

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