This course has concessions available


A chance to demystify the computer in a friendly
and supportive environment. Learn how to get
started with guided 'hands-on' experience on how to use the computer, mouse, keyboard and printer. Aimed at students who no experience of computing.

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Who is this course for

This course is for those with no previous knowledge of computing (Windows) and who want to be brought up to speed before trying other courses (e.g. Tame Your Computer or Entry level accredited courses).

What does this course cover

For students who have no experience of computing. Provides an opportunity for guided 'hands-on' experience on how to use computer, mouse, keyboard and printer. The tutors are specially chosen to provide everyday words and with a sympathetic approach.
Main functions and parts of a computer; Using mouse and keyboard; Starting to use Windows; Games; Paint; Controlling windows; Switching programs; Shutdown; Help; Introduction to wordprocessing with Word; Saving files; changing text; Printing; File managing including folders; System settings; Introduction to the Internet; Introduction to email.

What will it be like

Demonstration using Smartboard through computer-linked projectors, exposition and discussion. One-to-one and Group work. Through tutor-guidance and hands-on experience, the completion of the course objectives.
Ongoing monitoring of students' work including questions, observation and tasks. Start and End of class student self-assessment/achievement tick sheet.

What else do you need to buy or do

Materials are supplied free of charge by the Centre.
As much practice as possible to reinforce learning. This may be at home or elsewhere or from homework given by the tutor.

What this course could lead to

A short qualification course at Entry level or courses from the 'Tame Your...' series .

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’