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Brief description

A Supported computer course. Introduction to basic computer skills and use of other technology. Suitable for people with learning difficulties/disabilities

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

Individuals with learning difficulties/disabilities who are interested in learning basic computer skills

Course description in brief

Introduction to basic computer skills and the use of other Technologies. Build your confidence in using a computer, opening programmes. typing text, using images/pictures to create documents and flyers

Suitable for people with learning difficulties/disabilities/support needs

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Be able to turn a computer on/off.

    Be able to use a mouse & Keyboards skills

    Open/close programs

    Gain basic knowledge and understanding of MS Word/Internet

    Be able use MS Word /Internet to create and save work.

    Be able to add pictures and images into documents

    Be more confident using a computer

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

No

What equipment will I need for the course?

•A file or folder to keep your work in/notepad/pen

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

You will get support throughout the 10 week course gain confidence with your basic computer skills and literacy skills.

You will learn how to turn the computer on and off.

Learn how to open and close programs

Practice your mouse control

Practice your keyboard skills

Use the computer to practice typing

Learn how to save and print your work.

Use the internet/cameras

You will be able to create letters, documents and flyers.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

•To attend classes regularly and be on time /Your support worker can come along and support

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

Regular feedback by your tutor.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

There are a range of ‘supported courses’ that are available at Swarthmore

This course could be a first step to joining courses at other centres

How will I say what I think about the course?

•A simple feedback form is completed at the end of the course.•Discussion with your tutor

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
L240b 2 Tuesday 10am – 12pm 9 Jan to 20 Mar 2018 (10 weeks) One Off £6.00 (funder_code:L)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.