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Computers - First Click into Computers

Course Title:

Computers - First Click into Computers

Course Number:

CZND F10066

Venue:

Derby Multicultural Centre

Learning Area:

ICT

Level:

Entry

Tutor(s):

Greta Millington

Start Date:

17 May 2021

End Date:

12 July 2021

Session Time(s):

Monday between 18:30 and 20:30

Total Sessions:

8

Total Hours:

16

Class Size:

5 learners.

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

Derby Multicultural Centre

Address:

Dairyhouse Road, Derby, DE23 8HN

Parking:

Limited Car Parking
Limited Cycle Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Loop System

Refreshments:

Learners and staff will need to bring in their own refreshments.

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

Take Osmaston Road A514 from Derby City Centre. Turn right at the traffic lights into Douglas Street which becomes Dairyhouse Road at the traffic lights. The Multicultural Centre is on the left just after the lights. 01332 956350 OR 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

No. 38 Arriva.

Enrolment Information

Enrol Now

You can enrol onto this course now using our online secure website. Enrol Now

In Person

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

Enrolment Centre:

Derby Multicultural Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5pm, with evening sessions Mon & Tues until 8.30 pm. Plus Saturdays 9 - 12.30. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot

Address:

Dairyhouse Road, Derby, DE23 8HN   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 956360

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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