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Computers & Communication: SL

Monday 10 September 2018
13:00 - 15:00
58 Hours / 29 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£213.00 Course symbols: CL - No Half Fee Available I

Course description

Develop communication skills with computers and other digital equipment. You will explore the Windows environment and communications using internet and email, as well as using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. CL

Entry requirements

A) Guidance needed: Contact Supported Learning Curriculum Manager/Curriculum Support. B) Entry requirements: None. Learners and carers should ensure that the Learner Support and Health Declaration form is completed and returned before the start of their class. This should include specific details in the section: Please explain to us how we can support you? This will help the tutor to understand, plan for and meet each learner’s individual needs.

What you will learn

Students will become familiar with the Windows operating system and also the program Microsoft Word 2010. During the course, individuals will develop their keyboarding and mouse control skills. The course will also include online security, word processing and using the Internet and email. The course will also cover all aspects of connecting external equipment to the computer and other technological equipment associated with computers.

How you will learn on this course

There will be plenty of opportunities to practise your skills during the course. Explanations, demonstrations from tutor, hand-outs and practice exercises.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Log on to a computer. 2. Use a keyboard. 3. Use a mouse. 4. Use the desktop. 5. Navigate the computer using the start menu. 6. Create a simple document. 7. Create a picture story 8. Collecting online images 9. Save a file. 10. Print a document. 11. Demonstrate awareness of online security. 12. Use a search machine. 13. Finding information online 14. Create cards and calendars. 15. Send an email. 16. Receive an email. 17. Send an attachment 18. Create a simple animation using scratch 19. Look at Facebook 21. Post text. 22. Post photographs. 23. Create a photo album on Facebook. 24. Taking photographs 25. Connect external equipment to computer. 26. Connect a SLR/digital camera to computer. 27. Connect a memory stick to computer. 28. Transfer files.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time


What you need for your course

Tutor will advise in first lesson.

What you need to bring to the first class

Pen and paper for note-taking.

What you can do next

Other tailor-made courses for people with a learning disability can be found in the College brochure and in the Supported Learning section of the College website.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking