Becoming confident in file management and Windows 10 on your PC (beginners)
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
missing files? Have you got a system to organise your work or home files? Files are the essential components of
computer use and it is vital to manage them well, especially as cloud use becomes more common. On this course you will learn how to navigate Windows 10, essential to good file management, as well as discover more about files, become confident with the terminology and develop strategies for saving, organising, navigating and searching files of all types. You will also learn how to back up your files so you never lose them!
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
Course Code: CFMW02
Duration: 5 sessions (over 3 weeks)
Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.
What is the course about?
This course will equip you with the skills to become fully confident on how to save, manage, organise
and search for files on your PC, across a work network and the cloud. You will learn the key features of Windows 10 that make some of this possible. You will learn how to identify different file types and perform basic to advanced searches using the Microsoft Windows built-in search tools. You will learn the skills needed to better protect your information, personal details and files and keep them secure, including password protection, backup and restore commands. You will also become familiar with the main principles of cloud-based file management and use.
What will we cover?
• saving, organising and managing a variety of files and folders on your hard drive and the cloud
• identifying different file types and sizes
• performing effective and efficient searches from basic to advanced - including using file names, document content and wildcards (such as % and *)
• password protecting your files
• backing up and restoring your files
• identifying key features of the Windows 10 desktop environment and how to navigate it
• customising Windows 10 – for example by adding keyboard shortcuts and changing settings
• making the most of the ‘tiles’ system and the different apps
• pinning items to the start menu and taskbar.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• save, organise and manage a variety of files and folders on your hard drive and the cloud
• identify different file types and sizes
• perform effective and efficient searches from basic to advanced - including using file names, document content and wildcards (such as % and *)
• password protect your files
• back up and restore your files
• identify key features of the Windows 10 desktop environment and navigate it
• customise Windows 10 – for example by adding keyboard shortcuts and changing settings
• make the most of the ‘tiles’ system and the different apps
• pin items to the start menu and taskbar.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for anyone who already has some basic familiarity with the computer and wants to improve these foundational skills to become fully confident in file use on your computer and in the workplace. It is ideal for those who have completed our Becoming Confident on your computer and online course.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and
complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different
tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-
making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you
can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually
so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work
outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a pen, paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a
code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are many courses you can do before, during or after this course. These include:
• Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online (beginner)
• Becoming confident with online communication: Zoom
• Becoming confident on Twitter and Instagram: for complete beginners
• Becoming confident on the cloud: a new way of sharing and working with files (OneDrive) / (Google)
• Becoming confident and secure with mobile data: safely managing and syncing your files and accounts across your computer, smartphone and tablet
• Becoming confident in digital security: how to protect your data and privacy on your PC, Internet and smartphone
• Becoming a MORE confident digital citizen: online and on your computer
• Making sense of Windows 11
• Digital skills for the workplace: managing, storing and sharing data and files (intermediate)
• Business skills: how to collaborate using OneDrive and SharePoint (intermediate)
• Business skills: how to collaborate with Microsoft Teams (intermediate)
• Learning to use your smartphone (Android) / iPhone
There also many maths, English, employability and communication skills courses you can do. Ask your tutor or contact firstname.lastname@example.org / (telephone temporarily unavailable) for more detail. These include:
• Maths for life and work (foundation) / (level 1)
• Becoming confident in numbers: mental maths (level 1-2)
• Business administration: maths for administrators (level 1-2)
• Develop your confidence in writing: sentence formation, grammar and punctuation in everyday writing (level 1-2)
• Becoming data literate: how to understand the data all around you (level 1-2)
• Becoming data literate: how to present data for work or study (L2+)
• Becoming data literate: understanding data and how it is presented from pie-charts to bell curves (level 2+)
• Finance planning: taking back control - how to budget successfully
• Financial Planning: managing your money long-term.