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Beginner’s computing course – starts 19 February

Have you been avoiding computers? Has nobody taken the time to teach you at your pace? Or are you scared you’ll break something?
In this free course, we cover all the basic skills you need so you can enjoy the benefits of technology.


Let’s take the mystery out of computers

Computers, smartphones and tablets are now everywhere! If you’ve never been taught to use them, it can feel like you’re really falling behind. Our free Beginners Computing Course will give you the skills to use technology at work and at home.

We cover all the key skills you need

The exact topics will change depending on what you and your fellow learners need to learn. If Unit Standards are included in the programme, the content of the Unit Standard will be worked in to the programme.

Week One                  Basic computer skills (turning it on, logging in, terminology and basic commands).

Week Two                  Set up email, about usernames and passwords.

Week Three                Using email.

Week Four                  Introduction to word processing and printing.

Week Five                   Internet searching. Downloading from internet.

Week Six                     Using a smartphone. Smartphone applications.

Week Seven               Using common web-based applications, online accounts (e.g. Trade Me, Seek)

Week Eight                 Setting up accounts and filling in online forms (e.g. Online banking, Real Me)

Week Nine                  Social media

Week Ten                    Social media, internet security.

Week Eleven              Practice time, computers in libraries.

Week Twelve              Support for further learning. Evaluation. Complete Unit Standard assessments (if any).

Twelve weeks of learning with lots of laughs along the way. Come and join us!

Article type: Training
Start date: February 19, 2018
Start time: 10:00 AM
End Date: May 14, 2018
End Time: 12:00 PM
Venue:Adult Learning Support, 43 Montgomery Square (above Bin Inn), Nelson

Cost: Free

Contact Name: Elise Doyer
Contact Phone: (03)548-3041
Contact Email: coordinator@adultlearning.co.nz