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Computers - First Click into Computers

Course Title:

Computers - First Click into Computers

Course Number:

CCKD F60697

Venue:

Derby Multicultural Centre

Learning Area:

ICT

Level:

Level 1 (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

Sai Azam

Start Date:

20 January 2018

End Date:

24 March 2018

Session Time(s):

Saturday between 10:00 and 12:00

Total Sessions:

8

Total Hours:

16

Class Size:

Between 8 and 10 learners.

:

NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

This is a ‘hands on’ course that will introduce some of the ways in which computers can be used in the home.   The pace is slow and aimed at building confidence when using computers.

Topics you will cover are as follows:

  • To understand what parts of the computer are and how they work
  • To be confident with the use of the mouse and keyboard
  • Internet Basics – what different words (jargon) mean!
  • Surfing – finding information on the internet quickly and efficiently
  • Email – sending and receiving emails from a PC anywhere in the world!
  • Security issues – what to look out for to stay safe online

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No, it doesn’t lead to a qualification but you will have informal assessments to monitor your progress

Who is the course for?

This course is for complete beginners to computers.  If you have used a computer but have little or no confidence then this course will be ideal for you

What do I need to bring?

You will be given high quality handouts so please bring a folder to keep these and all your work in.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects.  You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Towards the end of each session you will use a DerbyLearn forum to record what you have done in class and comment on how you think you got on.  Before the next session your tutor will reply with their feedback.  This is a very good method of recording your own progress, reflecting on the session and a great way to receive motivation from your tutor.

Can I have help in the class?

If you would like to enrol on this course but think you will need some help in the class you could have support through the Learning Partners Scheme. The scheme matches learners who need additional help with a volunteer to attend the class together. Volunteers can help with confidence, practical tasks such as cutting or measuring, reading and taking notes or communicating with the tutor and other learners.

If you would like more information about the scheme please contact Pat Ward 642308

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes.  If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or enquiries@derbyals.org

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

DALS:

  • Second Click
  • Computing for Beginners Qualification

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:
meet enjoy learn achieve
This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email pat.ward@derbyals.org   You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Derby Multicultural Centre

Address:

Dairyhouse Road, Derby, DE23 8HN

Parking:

Limited Car Parking
Limited Cycle Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Loop System

Refreshments:

Limited Facilities
Self Service Tea and Coffee

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

Take Osmaston Road A514 from Derby City Centre. Turn right at the traffic lights into Douglas Street which becomes Dairyhouse Road at the traffic lights. The Multicultural Centre is on the left just after the lights. 01332 717940

Bus Routes:

No. 38 Arriva.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Derby Multicultural Centre

Opening Times:

Address:

Dairyhouse Road, Derby, DE23 8HN   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 717940

Email:

enquiries@derbyals.org

By Email

Send your enrolment enquiry to enquiries@derbyals.org.

By Phone

To pay by credit/debit card or for more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 717900.

Fees

Category A Fee:

FREE

You can also see more information on Fees & Reductions.

Note: Please bring evidence of eligibility for fee reduction to the first class.


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