A digital citizen: becoming MORE confident on your computer and the internet

Course Dates: 29/01/20 - 26/02/20
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

We live in an increasingly digitalised world where use of the computer and Internet have become the norm. This course follows on from our Complete Beginners' course to enable you to become fully confident in your computer and Internet use. You will learn about managing and organising different types of files, solving and understanding common technological problems and how the Cloud influences modern computer use. You will also learn more about how to protect your data and digital security as well as how to take advantage of many free resources and use various websites so you can become a confident digital citizen able to navigate around your computer as well as the web.

This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

a) You are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary. OR

b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment. OR

c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.


What is the course about?

This course will provide you with the means to become a more confident and informed digital citizen. You will learn how to manage different types of files and organise your work both on your PC and in the Cloud. You will become confident in your use of the Cloud and how this differs from relying on your hard drive. You will become confident in using Windows and also learn how to troubleshoot common computer problems. In addition, following on from recent events involving Facebook and data security, you will learn how to better protect your information and personal details and keep them secure. Finally. you will also explore how to make the most of free resources on the web including government and educational websites to enable you to become an informed and digitally active citizen. In the world of Breitbart, alt-right and Brexit, we look at ‘fake news’. What does reliable news mean, and where can you find it?

What will we cover?

• becoming a more active and informed citizen
• organising and managing a variety of files and folders on your hard drive and in the Cloud
•making sense of the Cloud and how it differs from hard drive
• navigating around Windows 10
• troubleshooting common computer problems
• keeping your data and personal information fully secure and backed up
• accessing, using and exploiting key government, consumer and education websites such as on health, law, ebay, Moocs, etc.
•accessing and making critical judgements of reliable and fake news sites.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

•be a more active and informed digtital citizen
• organise and manage a variety of files and folders on your hard drive and in the Cloud
•make sense of the Cloud and how it differs from hard drives
• navigate successfully around Windows 10
• troubleshoot common computer problems
• keepi your data and personal information fully secure and backed up
• access and exploit key government, consumer and education websites such as on health, law, ebay, Moocs, etc.
•access and making critical judgements of reliable and fake news sites.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have some computer skills and be familiar with using the Internet. This is an excellent follow on course from our Becoming Confident on the Internet and Becoming Confident on your Computer courses.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This will be a practical and interactive hands-on course. You will be encouraged to discuss and share your ideas. Each student has their own computer and an interactive whiteboard will help make the course content easy to understand. It will be a relaxed learning environment and step by step learning will help you become more skilled. You will have lots of opportunities to ask questions and address areas you need help in.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a folder, pens and paper. There are no additional costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There are a variety of other courses you could do either at the same time or after this course. We have a number of courses on Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint many of which are specifically geared to helping you in the workplace. We also have IT Skills for the Office: an introduction or intermediate, Making sense of Windows 10 and Digital Skills for find a better job. We have a number of courses with qualifications including ECDL Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3. You can try Pathway to ECDL if you are unsure if you want to do a qualification course straight away. You might also be interested in our How to be an Administrator series.
Your tutor will advise you on the best course to do. You can also call our administrator on 0207 492 2511 to arrange an assessment with one of our course advisors.


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The course is very 'user friendley' and the 'fear factor'is completely taken away once you've taken that first step!
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Tutor Biographies
Amber Raney-Kincade

Amber moved to London from Texas in 2001 to complete her MBA in International Marketing. As an Account Director for a student marketing agency, she was an early adopter in using social media in campaigns with high success. After the recession in 2009, she started teaching adults how to use social media to promote their business, often working with career changers who were switching gears after being made redundant to start their own businesses. Her approach is dynamic and engaging, vowing to make the scary world of social media accessible to everyone from the tech-savvy to the technophobe!

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: COC01

Wed, day, 29 Jan - 26 Feb '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £63.00
Concession: £40.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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