IT For Beginners





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About the course

Essential IT skills to help with sourcing, finding and applying for job or using computers for Universal Credit (includes):

  • Sending, receiving and replying to emails. Attaching and uploading documents

  • Understanding what you see on the screen and using onscreen buttons and tabs.

  • Word processing into a document, changing how it looks, adding pictures and making it look professional.

  • Saving documents and finding them again.

  • Searching the internet safely and effectively for specific information including jobs

  • Registering with online agencies, applying online and using Universal Jobmatch

  • Logging in and logging out safely and securely

  • Using software to meet your needs and solve problems

  • Being safe online including using passwords

Free course for JSA/ESA/Universal Credit claimants aged 19+

Entry Requirements

This course is for adults aged 19+. No previous experience required.

What will I do on this course?
  • Understanding different parts of a computer.
  • Surfing the net safely.
  • Understanding and using social media.
  • Understanding online security and potential threats.
  • Designing cards, posters and leaflets.
  • Creating an email account, sending and receiving emails and attaching documents to an email.
  • Downloading/uploading personal files.
  • Writing/Word-processing letters.
  • Safe banking and paying bills online.
  • Effective and safe ways to shop online.
Who is it for?

Free to people on Job Seeker’s Allowance, Employment & Support Allowance and Universal Credit. Also free to people in receipt of another state benefit, on a low income and seeking work.


How to apply


Kay Rodbourn on 01173125422 or 01173125000 –

How Is this course assessed?

You will take an Entry level Functional Skills qualification.

What could I do next?

You will start off either working at Entry 1, Entry 2 and Entry 3 depending on what you already know.  When you complete one level you can progress to the next.  When you have completed Entry 3 you could progress onto a wide range of other computer courses at Level 1.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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