Using a PC

Our courses are designed for the basic user to become more efficient with using a computer.

 

Students can under take either or both of the using a computer levels on offer

Basic courses

This level is best designed for the student who has or had very little use of a computer previously. This is a 5-section course.

In the first section of the course starts off with why we use computers and the different types of computers you may encounter in your day to day life.

In the second section of the course covers the basics of using a Windows computer, how to work with files and folders and learning common keyboard shortcuts.

In the third section of the course covers the basics of using the internet covering what you can do online, safely download and upload and using search engines.

In the forth section of this course we learn about emails and why we need them in the digital world. Students will also cover common email features, email etiquette and safety and creating formal emails.

In the final section on this course we cover the aspects of internet safety, this course includes creating strong passwords, safe online shopping, social media privacy and what to do when your computer gets a virus.

 

As part of this course students will have access to a course to improve their typing skills.
After each section the students will be given a quiz to assess their knowledge of the course.

 

 

 

Intermediate courses

This level is designed for students who are more skilled in using a computer. This is a 5-section course.

In the first section students will learn about free software, keeping an older computer running, protecting and cleaning a computer and installing and uninstalling software on a Windows computer or Mac.

In the second section students will learn tips and tricks to help with their productivity when using a computer such as taking screenshots, creating their own screencasts and creating a backup of their files.

In the third section of the course is split into 3 parts and talks about Windows computing in each part.

In the first part students will learn more about Windows 7 and how its different to the older Operating Systems (XP & Vista).

In the second part students will learn more about Windows 8 and all the features available from Microsoft including, OneDrive, the charms bar, connecting Windows 8 to your social accounts and updating apps.

In the final part students will learn about Windows 10 and how they can upgrade for free.

For each part of this section students will be marked on an internal exam on installing Windows on a computer. this section also has the students will be given a quiz to assess their knowledge of the course.

In the fourth section students will learn more about communicating beyond the use of email such as online phone calls, video chat and group calls and blogging.

In the final section students will learn how to use the web to get things done online, such as online shopping, online reviews, searching for a home online, online research, music streaming services and catch up services.

 

If you would like to sign up to our basic and/or intermediate course please download a copy of our application form below.

Basic IT courses

Intermediate IT courses

Application form