Family Learning: Keeping Up with the Grandchildren: ICT

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Course code: FA1540F

This is an easy to follow course for those who would like to keep up with the ICT skills that children are familiar with and use on a regular basis.



From 18 Apr 2024 to 13 Jun 2024
Thu 10:00-12:30

8 weeks

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18 Apr 2024

10:00 to 12:30

25 Apr 2024

10:00 to 12:30

02 May 2024

10:00 to 12:30

09 May 2024

10:00 to 12:30

16 May 2024

10:00 to 12:30

23 May 2024

10:00 to 12:30

06 Jun 2024

10:00 to 12:30

13 Jun 2024

10:00 to 12:30


Dorchester Library and Learning Centre 

Charles Street



Fees and concessions



Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>The course will introduce you to computer and internet use and the terminology/jargon that goes with this.</p>

<p>Topics will include:</p>

<li>Saving and filing documents</li>
<li>Using word processing software</li>
<li>Using email</li>
<li>Internet safety</li>
<li>Parental controls</li>
<li>Social Media</li>

<p>Your tutor will also support you to improve your English and maths skills and plan learning activities related to your subject that are designed to develop your skills in these areas.</p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>This course is for parents, grandparents and carers of children under 16.</p>

<p>You may enrol in person at one of our centres or telephone us on 01202 123444.</p>

<p>For term dates please refer to <a href=""></a>.</p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>Your tutor will work with you to develop and review your progress throughout the course. There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.</p>

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

<p>This course is only for parents, grandparents and carers of children under 16. It is for complete beginners so you do not need any previous experience in the subject but you will need to have a basic level of spoken English. It would also be useful for you to have access to a computer so that you can practise what you learn between each session.</p>

Materials and costs

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

Next Step

<p>Other courses at the next level may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.</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=""></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>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=""></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=""></a>.<br />
<strong>Unspent Criminal Convictions</strong> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href=""></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=""></a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.</p>