Computers for complete beginners (06V06CL/20)

Adult Learning Beverley

Course details

Applicable fees
Total £51.00
Tuition Fees£51.00
Concessions are available for this course
This course will provide you with a simple introduction to using a computer in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere. You will learn how to turn a computer on and off correctly, and will cover the essential skills required to operate a computer, including how to use the keyboard and mouse. You will learn how to use some useful programmes and get started with using the Internet.

What are you doing to keep learners safe?

The safety of our learners and staff is our top priority and we’ve made some big changes to our centres, from socially-distanced training rooms to staggered start times. Although things will look different, our staff will be as friendly and helpful as ever and we’re really excited to welcome learners back.

If you’re concerned about visiting one of our centres, please get in touch so we can discuss it with you.

What do I need to join the course?

Once we receive your application, we will give you a call and arrange for you to speak to one of our advisors (this can be done over the telephone, via video call or face to face, whichever suits you best). They will talk to you about what you want to achieve and support you to complete an initial assessment of your skills to determine your starting point; this will help you and your advisor to ensure that you start learning on the right level, at the right time and in the right place for you.

What do I need to bring with me to the first meeting?

If your meeting is to take place in one of our centres, please bring along a notebook and pen. We are following safety guidelines so, at the moment, we are unable to provide these for you. You should also bring with you evidence of your identity (a passport, driving licence or birth certificate) and any qualification certificates.

If your meeting is taking place online as a video call or on the telephone, it is also useful to have a notebook and pen ready but the advisor will explain things to you.

How will I be taught?

This course will be delivered by an experienced tutor in one of our computer suites. The sessions will include demonstrations as well as group activities and individual exercises.

What will I learn?

You will learn:

  • how to start up the computer and log off/shut down a computer correctly
  • how to use a keyboard and mouse
  • how to open, save and close your work
  • how to create a document with text and print it out
  • how to use the internet to find out about council services

What will happen next?

Once you have made your decision, the advisor will give you further information about your chosen course and confirm the start date and time. We will also talk to you about what to expect on your first day of learning and ask you to take part in a short induction about what learning at one of our Adult Learning Centres is like.

Your advisor will keep in touch with you during your learning and will be in regular contact to offer support and to ask for your feedback to help us to improve.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Beverley
Adult Learning Centre, Burden Road, Beverley
HU17 9LW

01482 887670