Becoming confident with digital skills: on your computer and online

Course Dates: 06/05/22 - 01/07/22
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
Are you new to computers and the Internet? Do you need to increase your confidence with digital skills? Are you confused by Zoom? This course will ensure you have a solid foundation in using computers and being online. You will learn the essential features of creating, saving, storing different types of files and documents, including letters in Word and photos. You will develop your internet skills to find information quickly and efficiently, and learn how to transfer and then this information to different documents and files. You will also develop your ability to use Zoom to host meetings and communicate effectively online. Finally, you do all of this while learning how to remain safe online and to keep your files secure.
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

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Course Code: CAB03

Full Fri, day, 06 May - 01 Jul '22

Duration: 8 sessions (over 9 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will ensure you have all the essential digital skills you need to be able to use a PC and the internet confidently and to be able to move to more in depth, specialist digital skills courses. You will learn the key features of digital files and documents including Word and photos. You will practise creating, developing, saving and storing these files as well as learning essential terminology. You will develop your ability to use the internet effectively to find relevant information and use this information to enhance other documents you have created. You will also focus on which are the key websites you need in everyday life. You will practise how to host meetings on Zoom and take advantages of its most useful features. And you will learn about cyber-security and how to ensure your files are protected and your digital information remains secure.

What will we cover?

• understanding and using essential computer terminology
•identifying and creating different types of files for texts, pictures, sound and video
• saving, storing and finding files on your computer and online
• creating, editing and sharing different documents such as letters or photographs e.g. using Word
• searching and finding information on the Internet
• adding, copying and editing online information into documents
•communicating online via Zoom - creating an account, setting up meetings, inviting participants
•staying safe and secure online and on Zoom
•keeping your files safe with antivirus, firewalls and other security devices.

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

• use computers with confidence
•use the internet with confidence
•use Zoom with confidence
• understand and use essential computer terminology
•identify and create different types of files for texts, pictures, sound and video
• save, store and find files on your computer and online
• create, edit and share different documents such as letters or photographs e.g. using Word
• search and find information on the Internet
• add, copy and edit online information into documents
•communicate online via Zoom - create an account, set up meetings, invite participants
•stay safe and secure online and on Zoom
•keep your files safe with antivirus, firewalls and other security devices.

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

This is a beginners’ course and aimed at those who need to build up their confidence on a computer and using the Internet whether you are completely new or you have had a PC for a while but been reluctant to use it.

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?

This course is part of our Becoming Confident series for beginners. We recommend completing these courses to gain a full foundation in digital skills.
• Becoming a MORE confident digital citizen: online and on your computer
• Becoming confident in digital security: how to protect your data and privacy on your PC, Internet and smartphone
• Becoming confident in file management on your PC
• Becoming confident on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: for complete beginners
• Becoming confident on Office 365 and its most important apps: an introduction
• Becoming confident on Word 365
• Becoming confident in Excel 365
• Becoming confident on PowerPoint 365
• Becoming confident on Outlook 365
• Becoming confident on the cloud: a new way of sharing and collaborating
• Becoming confident with mobile data: managing and syncing your files across your laptop, smartphone and tablet
• Becoming confident with online communication: Zoom
• Becoming MORE confident on PowerPoint 2016 (intermediate)
• Making sense of Windows 10
• Touch typing and keyboard skills
• Essential digital skills for work (level 1)
Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.

There also many English, maths and employability skills courses you can do. Ask your tutor or contact / 020 7492 2511 for more details.

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