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COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS

Do you own a computer or laptop and can't use it? Do you need help to get started? This short course is a chance to demystify the computer in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn how to open files, save files, then how to do basic word processing and use the internet. Please come to one of our regular Assessment sessions on a Thursday or Friday morning to join this class.
  • Who is it 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 (Computer for Improvers or Entry level accredited courses).

  • What does it 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.

    By the end of the course you should be able to:
    Turn on/off a computer.
    Know the difference between Hardware and Software.
    Navigate the desktop using the mouse and keyboard.
    Opening and using standard Programs/Apps.
    Understanding files, different file types and how to create, edit and save them.
    Managing files and creating folders.

  • 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 I 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 could it lead to?

    Further Study at The Mary Ward Centre.
    Advice will be given by your tutor and you can visit or regular Advice and Guidance sessions for an assessment at Mary Ward Centre and Blackfriars Settlement.

    There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre. Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: www.learndirect.co.uk and from the following websites: www.findcourses.co.uk; www.citylit.ac.uk; www.wmcollege.ac.uk; www.morleycollege.ac.uk

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COMPUTERS FOR BEGINNERS

Do you own a computer or laptop and can't use it? Do you need help to get started? This short course is a chance to demystify the computer in a friendly and supportive environment. Learn how to open files, save files, then how to do basic word processing and use the internet. Please come to one of our regular Assessment sessions on a Thursday or Friday morning to join this class.

16 January 2024 – 13 February 2024
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2006
£107 / £32
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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23 April 2024 – 21 May 2024
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2007
£107 / £32
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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31 October 2023 – 28 November 2023
Tuesday, 10:30 to 13:30
Course Code:2005
£107 / £32
5 Meetings
High Street, Stratford
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MS Office Essentials For Work - Stage Two

If you feel you can already effectively use MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) but need to hone your skills for employment this is the course for you. It will not cover the basic features of these programs but will include the more complex everyday tasks required in the working environment. Students will need to be sure of their level of computer knowledge before enrolling on this course. Please ask for advice if you are unsure.

26 April 2024 – 28 June 2024
Friday, 18:00 to 21:00
Course Code:2016
£223 / £66 / £0
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Need to know more about Excel but don't know where to start? This first stage course covers Introductory level topics including worksheets and workbooks, calculations, formatting, printing, charts, functions, formulas, cell references, datalists, introduction to macros and program options. This Stage course will cover the more advanced features of Excel- goal seek, what-if analysis, data tables and filters, conditional formula, pivot tables and advanced use of charts. From macros make use of Visual Basic within Excel to build automated and customised solutions.

26 April 2024 – 28 June 2024
Friday, 14:00 to 17:00
Course Code:2023
£214 / £64 / £0
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