Computers - First Click into Computers
Computers - First Click into Computers
15 March 2021
17 May 2021
Monday between 10:00 and 12:00
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!
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.
Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF
Limited Car Parking
Disabled Access to
Disabled Parking available
Staff and learners will need to bring in their own supplies. The Rye cafe will do pre-booked take out only.
From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 956370 or 01332 956565
Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.
If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:
Mon - Fri 9 - 5 pm with late evening sessions on Mondays until 8.30 pm. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot
Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF Find Us
Send your enrolment enquiry to DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk.
For more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 956565.
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