Using ICT - communicating by email
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who would like to develop their skills in using a computer safely and effectively. This course will concentrate on communicating via email and successful completion will lead to the achievement of Unit 3 Communicating Information Using ICT. Learners who have already completed the two earlier courses (Finding Information & Word Processing) will be able to achieve the OCR Entry Level Award in Using ICT (Entry 3).
Learning how to start up and shut down a computer correctly, work safely and adjust a computer for individual needs. Keeping information secure. Opening and closing their mailbox safely. Use input devices (e.g. keyboard, mouse) to create and reply to emails. Entering email addresses, appropriate subjects and then entering text into the email. Checking meaning, accuracy and suitability of emails. Printing and deleting emails.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will give you support and feedback throughout the course. You will complete tasks, during the sessions, to show evidence of your skills.
Additional costs and requirements
If you have never used a computer before, please contact the centre before enrolling, so that we can give you the opportunity to learn these basic skills before the start of the course. It would also be helpful to know if you need any adjustments made (e.g. alternative mouse/keyboard or reading/spelling support)
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
If you have access to a computer, it would be helpful if you could practise skills between sessions, but this is not compulsory.
About the tutor
Your tutor will be Caroline Gale. Caroline has worked for Learn Devon for over 20 years in a variety of roles, including teaching ICT, employability and independent living skills. She has also been involved in research, industry, running a rural business and in the voluntary sector. Her favourite activities outside the classroom are walking, horse riding, country dancing and working as a film extra. She enjoys adapting her teaching to accommodate different learning styles/abilities. She believes that people generally learn best when they are enjoying themselves and in a relaxed and supportive environment.