Computer & Online Basics – Part 2

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Computer & Online Basics – Part 2

Course Details

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

By the end of the course, the learner will understand:

• What a file and a folder is
• Where files and programs are usually 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.

Learners are provided with a workbook which contains information and tasks. They record their work in the workbook and answer questions on information to prove their understanding.

Learners will produce a portfolio of evidence taken from activities involving the use of contemporary ICT systems.

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 2010 and Internet Explorer Version 7. 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 2010 and Internet Explorer Version 7. 
 

Information & Support

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

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 https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk.

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 leisercourse@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.

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.

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.

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.

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