IT For Beginners

About the course

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

  • Online applications, registrations with online agencies, Universal Jobmatch;

  • Emailing, sending and replying to messages, attachments, logging in and logging out safely and securely;

  • Word-processing, formatting skills, ribbons and tabs, layout and design, posters and leaflets, professional formal documents;

  • Computer safety and online security data protection and confidentiality;

  • ID fraud/theft prevention;

Surfing the net safely and effectively for specific information.

Course designed for people who have little or no experience of using computers. Covering topics essentials for both work and personal enjoyment/needs.

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

Entry Requirements

Pre-entry/entry level. 19+

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 in receipt of another state benefit and on a low wage.

Everyone else: £150.00

How to apply


Kay Rodbourn on 01173125422 or 01173125000 –

How Is this course assessed?

You will work towards an Individual Learning Plan.

What could I do next?

Opportunities to progress onto accredited IT courses at E3/L1.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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