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.
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 do I need to bring with me?
A notepad, pen and a folder for keeping course materials and a USB memory stick so that you can save the documents you have produced and then practise your skills between sessions.
** Please note: If you are storing any data/images on transferrable data devices (memory sticks, portable hard drives, etc.) please make sure that you have back-up files saved elsewhere and when removing devices have followed the 'safely removing hardware' guidelines on the PC. Kent Adult Education is not responsible for any loss or damage to your personal equipment or corruption to your files whilst you are in Kent Adult Education centres and/or undertaking Kent Adult Education courses.**
What can I do next?
The follow-on course is 'Computing - Gold - Skills for the Workplace'. This course will further develop your general computing skills and will also look at other programs which are commonly used in the workplace. The topics that will be covered on this course will include word processing and spreadsheets and may creating visual presentations depending on the interests of the class.
There are also a variety of one day courses or courses focused on specific programs such as Microsoft® Office Word or Excel. Specialist advice is available from your tutor to help you identify the most appropriate next step.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone with a basic knowledge of keyboard skills and mouse skills is welcome to join this course.
You will ideally have access to a computer in order to practise the skills you have learned during class time between sessions.
This course follows-on from 'Computing - Bronze - The Basics' which covers keyboard and mouse skills.