About the course
These are supportive and friendly step-by-step courses for adults aged 19 to retirement age who want to improve their computer skills. Each course is 8 teaching-weeks long. You can start at the level based on what you already know and, if you want to, progress through the levels to add to your skills.
Entry Level 1 is for absolute beginners starting from switching on a computer and logging in using a password. The teacher will guide you through learning how to use a mouse, basic keyboard skills and typing in a document. You will also learn how to save a document somewhere that you can find it again and how to print a document as well as how to label a picture. The teacher will help you to set up a new email account or access one that you already have. You will also learn how to receive, read and understand emails.
Entry Level 2 includes more practice of the Entry Level 1 skills plus copying and pasting text and pictures and making your documents look nice by changing the colour and size of your typing and adding attractive page borders. It also includes creating new emails, replying to and printing emails.
Entry Level 3 includes more practice of the Entry Level 1 and Entry Level 2 skills plus how to search the internet and use internet images and maps in your documents. You will learn how to find the information you need in a text and how to control the way that an image looks on your page. You will also learn how to use a memory stick and basic spreadsheet skills.
When you have completed Entry Level 3 you can move on to our Level 1 course.
This course is suitable for those already in work and for those wanting to move into work.
No previous computer experience is required. Your level of English needs to be above Entry Level 1. You need to have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last three years.
This course is for adults aged 19+. No previous experience required.