ICT For Beginners

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Course code: AT1033F

This is an eight-week introductory beginners IT course. Those with little or no experience of working with computers.



From 14 May 2024 to 09 Jul 2024
Tue 09:30-12:30

8 weeks

14 May 2024

09:30 to 12:30

21 May 2024

09:30 to 12:30

04 Jun 2024

09:30 to 12:30

11 Jun 2024

09:30 to 12:30

18 Jun 2024

09:30 to 12:30

25 Jun 2024

09:30 to 12:30

02 Jul 2024

09:30 to 12:30

09 Jul 2024

09:30 to 12:30


King's Park Leisure & Learning Centre 

Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Centre, Kings Park Drive



Fees and concessions

total  fee  for  this  course: £75.00.

the full tuition fee for this course: £75.00  (concessions free) .


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education


01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>The course will help build your confidence in using a mouse and keyboard and producing text on the computer. You will learn how to:</p>

<li>Run programs</li>
<li>Use a mouse and keyboard</li>
<li>Enter text into a document or web form</li>
<li>Save documents</li>

<p>This course is subsidised by public funding so you should aim to attend the whole course. <strong>What learners say about our courses:</strong><q> really enjoyed this course, it raised my confidence.” </q><q>Thank you so much for teaching me and spending time helping me to use a computer.”</q></p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>There are no entry requirements for this course. You may enrol online, in person at a centre, or by calling our Customer Service Team on 01202 123444.</p>

<p>For term dates please refer to <a href="http://www.skillsandlearningace.com/about/term-dates/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/about/term-dates</a>.</p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>Your tutor will work with you to develop an Individual Learning Plan and review your progress against this.</p>

<p>There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.</p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>There is no need for previous experience in computing. It would be useful for you to have access to a computer so that you can practice what you learn between each session. The library has computers that can be booked if you do not have access to one at home.</p>

Materials and costs

<p>You will need a notebook and pen.</p>

<p>For information regarding any <strong>funding</strong> for this course please <strong>please refer to</strong> the Finance page on our website <a href="http://www.skillsandlearningace.com/learning-with-us/finance/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/learning-with-us/finance</a>.</p>

Next Step

<p>After completing this course you may wish to enrol on Essnetial Digital Skills at Entry 3 to gain a qualification and increase your IT skills further.</p>

<p>Other courses may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.</p>

<p>There are a range of courses available to help the development of skills for work. Please speak to our Customer Services.</p>

<p>There are a variety of e-learning courses that can be started at any time of the year. Please visit our website for more details. <a href="http://www.skillsandlearningace.com/">www.skillsandlearningace.com</a>.</p>

<p>Skills & Learning work with local employers to offer Traineeships and Apprenticeships to young people.</p>

<p>Your tutor may also be able to discuss possible next step options with you. Alternatively, you may like to talk with our Progression Officer about other Skills & Learning courses. General careers advice and guidance can be also provided by the National Careers Service <a href="https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/">https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk</a>. For further information please contact us on 01202 123444.</p>

Additional information

<p><strong>English, maths and computing skills:</strong> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.<br />
<strong>Refunds:</strong> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href="https://www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies/terms-and-conditions/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies/terms-and-conditions</a> or in our brochure.<br />
<strong>Attendance:</strong> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.<br />
<strong>Places on courses:</strong> many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.<br />
<strong>Fully funded learners:</strong> if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.<br />
<strong>Home study:</strong> you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.<br />
<strong>Qualification Levels:</strong> there is further information about qualification levels on our website.<br />
<strong>Proof of identity:</strong> please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.<br />
<strong>Off-site activities:</strong> with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.<br />
<strong>Parking at centres:</strong> parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website <a href="https://www.skillsandlearningace.com/our-centres/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/our-centres/</a>.<br />
<strong>Refreshments:</strong> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website <a href="https://www.skillsandlearningace.com/our-centres/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/our-centres/</a>.<br />
<strong>Unspent Criminal Convictions</strong> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href="https://www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies/disclosure-of-unspent-convictions/">www.skillsandlearningace.com/policies/disclosure-of-unspent-convictions</a>.<br />
If you have any <strong>accessibility or disability issues</strong> that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail <a href="mailto:enquiries@salbcp.com">enquiries@salbcp.com</a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.</p>