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Computing - Bronze - The Basics - Centre Based

Day of week:
Gravesend Adult Education Centre, Gravesend
Level 1
10:30 - 12:30
2 weeks

This 'Computing - Bronze - The Basics' course in Gravesend will provide you with a simple introduction to computing in a relaxed, supportive atmosphere. You will learn how to turn the computer on and will cover the essential skills needed to operate a computer including understanding the keyboard and using the mouse.

The course will cover:
- Identifying the key components of the computer
- Navigating the desktop
- Exploring the keyboard
- Opening the Windows programs

This course will take place in the computer suite and is designed to raise your confidence and provide you with a foundation for computing study. The course is the first step in a series of courses designed to support you in developing your computing skills.

You will receive a £10 discount on the next course in the series, 'Computing - Silver - Getting Started' if you have attended this course.

On successful completion of this course you will be provided with an attendance certificate.

There is no parking available on site, but there are public car parks nearby.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Lynn Smith

Lynn Smith is an experienced tutor and has been teaching computing for more than 8 years. She teaches a wide range of computing courses including beginners courses and qualification courses for the workplace.

View all courses taught by Lynn Smith here

How will I be taught?

Your tutor will use a variety of teaching methods to accommodate different learning styles, including one to one guidance and group critiques to support you in achieving your goals. The course will be taught in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, which will try to cater for your individual needs. Your tutor will provide feedback throughout the course.

Your starting point is recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets are set to help you develop your skills and reach your goals.

Our computing courses are taught using the Windows® 10 operating system and Microsoft® Office 2016 software.

If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the appropriate support.

What can I do next?

'Computing - Silver - Getting Started' is available for you on successful completion of this course. The 'Computing - Silver - Getting Started' course will cover simple word-processing, including typing documents, basic formatting and editing and saving these documents and using spreadsheets, including basic formatting of cells and cutting, copying and pasting data.

You will receive a £10 discount for 'Computing - Silver - Getting Started' if you have attended this 'Computing - Bronze - The Basics' course in any of our centres during the same academic year. Enrol early as places cannot be guaranteed.

What do I need to join the course

Everyone is welcome to join the course. The course is suitable for absolute beginners. You do not need to have any previous computing knowledge or experience to attend this course.

You will ideally have access to a computer in order to practise the skills you have learned during class time between sessions.

Getting to your course

Find us

Gravesend Adult Education Centre
Darnley Road
DA11 0RX

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code GRA/120123/M/LC.