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Computers - First Click into Computers

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Course Title:

Computers - First Click into Computers

Course Number:

CZNV F10060

Venue:

Village Learning Centre

Learning Area:

ICT

Level:

Entry

Tutor(s):

Greta Millington, Sai Azam

Start Date:

30 November 2020

End Date:

08 February 2021

Session Time(s):

Monday between 10:00 and 12:00

Total Sessions:

8

Total Hours:

16

Class Size:

5 learners.

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Course Information

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?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

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 01332 956565 or DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Second Click
  • Computing for Beginners Qualification

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

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!

Volunteering opportunities

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 enquiries on 01332 956565 or email DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk   You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Village Learning Centre

Address:

Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN

Parking:

Ample Car Parking
Ample Cycle Parking

Security:

CCTV

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System

Refreshments:

Drinks Machine
Staff and learners will need to bring their own refreshments

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

From the city centre, take A5250 road (Burton Rd),go along to the main crossroads with A5111 (Ring Road), turn left on A5111 Warwick Ave, take 2nd exit (straight over) at roundabout, continue and then take 1st right onto Village St and then we are on the left hand side next to Village Primary School. 01332 956340 or 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Arriva No. 7 from the bus station and Arriva No. 5 and 5A from Babington Lane

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Village Learning Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5 pm, with late evening session on Weds until 8.30 pm. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot.

Address:

Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 956340

Email:

DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk

By Email

Send your enrolment enquiry to DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk.

More Information

For more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 956565.

Fees

Category A Fee:

FREE

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Note: Please bring evidence of eligibility for fee reduction to the first class.

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