Becoming confident on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: for complete beginners
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
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 receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: CDC01
Duration: 5 sessions (over 6 weeks)
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 group 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 when you want to and be confident you are not sharing more with the world than you want to.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
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 and functions, with guidance from the tutor. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can achieve challenging aims in an enjoyable and productive way. You will have lots of opportunities to practise as well as understand what you are doing and why. Everyone will be encouraged to participate and interact in a way that is best for them, including working in pairs and groups, as well as on your own. 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?
Bring your own smartphone to class. Please also bring a folder, pens and paper. There are no additional costs.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are many other courses you could do at the same time or after this course. This course is part of our Complete Course for Beginners series. We recommend completing these courses to gain a good foundation in digital skills. Other parts of this programme are:
a) Becoming confident on your computer
b) Becoming confident on the Internet: setting up, searching, security, safety
c) Becoming confident with emails and internet communication
d Becoming confident in file management on your PC
e) Becoming confident with mobile data: managing and syncing your files across your laptop, smartphone and tablet
f) Becoming confident on the cloud: a new way of sharing and collaborating
Excellent follow-on courses from our beginners' courses would be A digital citizen: becoming MORE confident on your computer and the Internet is especially good if you have completed the initial Computer and Internet courses. Other good progression courses include: Level 1 ECDL award (with a qualification), Digital security: how to protect your data and privacy on your PC, Internet and Smartphone, Learning to use your smartphone (Android), Learning to use your iPhone and Digital skills to find a better job. We also run a range of introductory courses in Microsoft Office programs. 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.