Computer skills: FULL


Who is this course for?

Computers Skills

Adults who have familiarity with computing. For example; using email or social media platforms. Very basic use of using Word.

This course is ideal for anyone who would like to gain more developed computer skills and a deeper understanding of different applications.

The course is suitable for anyone who is trying to gain employment, already in employment, or who is retired.

As this course is now being run online, a laptop with an inbuilt webcam, or a desktop pc with separate webcam is essential

You will need to undertake a basic digital skills initial assessment, just to ensure you are comfortable with navigating around your device. This assessment will be a form sent to you via email. Click on the link, answer the questions and submit the form.

Course content

This course is designed to give you practice in more advanced computer skills .

You will learn more about:

Office applications, including Word Excel, PowerPoint, Forms

More effective search engine use.

Other activities will be explored depending on learner interest. For example:

Transactions (buying & booking)

What is HTML?

Using creativity tools such as Pixlr

During the course you will watch demonstrations and carry out a range of practical exercises and activities to increase your experience and understanding.

Support and feedback

Feedback from the tutor, and discussions with other class members.

Additional costs and requirements

You might find it useful to have a notebook/notepaper and pen. Your work will be stored on Office 365 OneDrive.

There are no additional costs.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

No although your tutor may suggest things you could do at home if you wish. It would be advantageous to practice between sessions, and the tutor may send you emails for you to respond to.

About the tutor

Your tutor will be Simon Longstaff. Simon started working for Learn Devon as an ICT & Maths tutor in 2008. He used to be the technical director of a small electronics manufacturing company in North Cornwall, but now, along with his teaching role, works as a senior design engineer for an electronics instrumentation company.

Simon is a keen musician and composer and is involved in musical theatre when the opportunity arises.

He enjoys teaching as he says there is nothing more rewarding than seeing someone gain in confidence, particularly with technical and mathematical topics that they once judged themselves to be ‘rubbish’ at. To see a learner enjoy doing maths after years of ‘hating’ the topic from school days is what adult education is all about.

Simon Longstaff, Tutor Learn Devon

Start date07 June 2021
End date12 July 2021
Start time16:00
End time17:30
Concessions not available