Computer & Online Basics – Part 1

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Computer & Online Basics – Part 1

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, you will have covered: 

  • 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

Information & Support

You will be taught using the following methods:

  • Demonstrations
  • Lectures
  • Question and answer 
  • Group discussion

Each learner has the use of a computer. The software used for this course will be Windows 10, Microsoft Office 2016 and EdgePlease bring along writing materials and a notebook/A4 file. 

After completing this course you could progress to our part 2 course. 

Course fees & Duration

There is a cost of £63 for this five week course. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below or print and complete an enrolment form then pop it in the post.

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.