Computers - First Click into Computers
Computers - First Click into Computers
03 March 2020
05 May 2020
Tuesday between 13:00 and 15:00
Between 8 and 10 learners.
NOTE: This course has already started.
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 the Helpline on 01332 717900
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 email@example.com
On completion of this course, you could progress to:
- Second Click
- Computing for Beginners Qualification
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The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:
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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!
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 the Helpline on 01332 717900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.
Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF
Limited Car Parking
Disabled Access to
Disabled Parking available
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Ryecafe
From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 717930 or 717924
Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.
If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:
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Send your enrolment enquiry to email@example.com.
For more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 717900.