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Beginners Computing

Wednesday 19 September 2018
10:00 - 12:00
10 Hours / 5 Weeks

Course description

Living in a computerised society an awareness of computers is important. If you would like to be able to use a keyboard and mouse, create word processed documents and save and print documents learning at a pace suited to your individual requirements, then this is the course for you.

Entry requirements

No previous computer skills or knowledge required.

What you will learn

This course will develop keyboarding and mouse control skills. Learners will be able to create a variety of basic word processing documents and print and save documents.

How you will learn on this course

Explanations and demonstrations from the tutor. Information sheets. Practice tasks. One-to-one tuition where necessary.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Recognise the frequently used keys on the keyboard. 2. Use a mouse confidently. 3. Access a program (Microsoft Word) from the Desktop Screen. 4. Identify the layout of the Microsoft Word screen and terminology used. 5. Input words and numbers into the Microsoft Word program. 6. Format data (Bold, Italic, Underline, Font, Font Size and Font Colour). 7. Carry out a Spelling & Grammar Check. 8. Save documents. 9. Print documents. 10. Open previously saved documents.

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

Not applicable for this course.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Learners will find additional study at home or at the Open Study Centre at Brampton Road helpful.

What you need for your course

1. Pen. 2. Paper. 3. USB Stick.

What you need to bring to the first class

As above.

What you can do next

Further courses in Family Learning and Neighbourhood Learning are available at The Learning and Enterprise College Bexley - check out the website (www.lecb.ac.uk), phone us on 0203 045 5176 or see our brochure (available in any of our centres). If you need to improve in English or Maths have a look at the level 1 and 2 Functional Skills and GCSE qualifications we have to offer. The college advice and guidance department offers confidential guidance sessions too so if you need further help on where to go from here, get in touch.

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

101 - 103 Erith High Street, Erith, DA8 1RG Nearest Train Station: Erith. Buses: 99, 229, 428, 469, 602, 669, B12, N89 No parking available onsite. Erith Riverside Shopping Centre and Morrisons provide free parking for their customers. Terms and conditions are displayed onsite. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking