Becoming confident on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: for complete beginners

Course Dates: 06/06/23 - 11/07/23
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Too nervous to face Facebook? Is tweeting for the birds? Have you heard of Instagram but never used it? Then this is the course for you. It will start you on your journey towards digital communication in a supportive environment and help you learn the different ways you can connect to friends, family and the wider world. And do so safely and securely.
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
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Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £35.00

Course Code: CDC01

Tue, eve, 06 Jun - 11 Jul '23

Duration: 2 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will introduce you to the main elements of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in a safe and supportive environment. You will learn how to set up Facebook pages, profiles and groups and what the differences are between them; how to post on Facebook, share stories and make connections. You will learn how to start your Twitter account, send tweets, gain followers and follow others, use hashtags. You will also be introduced to Instagram and how this differs from Facebook and Twitter including how to create a profile, upload photos, edit and share them, and make connections. For each app you will learn how to maintain your privacy and be confident you are not sharing more with the world than you want to.

What will we cover?

• how to set up Facebook pages, profiles and group and what the differences are between them
• how to post on Facebook, share stories and make connections
• how to start your Twitter account, send tweets, gain followers and follow others, use hashtags
• how Instagram differs from Facebook and Twitter
• how to create a profile on Instagram, upload photos, edit and share them, and make connections
• how to maintain your privacy on all three apps and be confident you are not sharing more with the world than you want to.

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

• set up Facebook pages, profiles and group and identify the differences are between them
• post on Facebook, share stories and make connections
• start your Twitter account, send tweets, gain followers and follow others, use hashtags
• identify how Instagram differs from Facebook and Twitter
• create a profile on Instagram, upload photos, edit and share them, and make connections
• maintain your privacy on all three apps and be confident you are not sharing more with the world than you want to.

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

This is a course for complete beginners on these apps. It will take you through the apps in a gradual step by step manner.

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, some lined A4 paper and a folder 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, at the same time or after this course. These include:
• Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online (beginner)
• Complete beginners: becoming confident on your computer and online
• Becoming confident with online communication: Zoom
• Becoming confident on Twitter and Instagram: for complete beginners
• Learning to use your iPhone
• Learning to use your smartphone (Android)
• Becoming confident in digital skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (beginner)

There also many English, maths and office skills courses you can do. Ask your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / (telephone temporarily unavailable) for more details.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.