What is the course about?
You will learn how to use terminology when using the device, Internet and emails. You will look at different types of computers, logging on, using a mouse, moving text, using the keyboard, and identifying key icons. You will learn how to use Internet and emails including sending and receiving messages.
This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
understanding key terminology when using the device, Internet and email
identifying different types of devices and equipment
logging on, using a mouse, moving text, using the keyboard and identifying icons,
identifying different types of files and programs
using the internet and email safely.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
understand and use key terminology when using the device, Internet and email
identify different types of devices and equipment
how to log on, use a mouse, move text, use the keyboard and identify key icons
identify different types of files and programs
use the internet and email safely.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is aimed for the beginners who have no confidence in Digital Skills. To find out your level of skills, you will need to complete the initial assessment & the interview before enrolling. To book the assessment & the interview, please contact: e-mail: email@example.com; phone (sms): 07307 810118; phone (voice): 02074922511.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course is delivered online (via Zoom). You will be taught in a deaf-only group with a tutor who is fluent in British Sign Language. To be able to access the course online, you will need: a laptop, PC, a stable internet connection; an up-to-date web browser (this is a software on your computer that helps you go on the Internet - we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox); a webcam - this is normally part of your laptop - if you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external webcam; The interactive Google Classroom will optimise your learning: you will be able to access handouts and worksheets, submit your homework, complete various activities etc. You will also have one to one tutorials with your tutor to address any individual learning needs that you might have.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
As this course is delivered online, you need to ensure that you have the following: a laptop or PC; a stable internet connection; an up-to-date web browser (this is a software on your computer that helps you go on the Internet - we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox); a webcam - this is normally part of your laptop (if you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external webcam).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your attendance (joining the Zoom sessions) and punctuality is expected to be at 85% or above. At the end of this course, your course tutor will review your learning progress including your attendance/punctuality and will advise accordingly.