AgeWell: Computers for Beginners

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Course code: PS1201F

This is a valuable and interesting course, specifically designed for those aged over 60 years of age, who live alone and who want to learn basic compute skills.



From 18 Apr 2024 to 13 Jun 2024
Thu 14:00-16:30

8 weeks

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18 Apr 2024

14:00 to 16:30

25 Apr 2024

14:00 to 16:30

02 May 2024

14:00 to 16:30

09 May 2024

14:00 to 16:30

16 May 2024

14:00 to 16:30

23 May 2024

14:00 to 16:30

06 Jun 2024

14:00 to 16:30

13 Jun 2024

14:00 to 16:30


Weymouth Library 

Great George Street



Fees and concessions

total  fee  for  this  course: £130.00.

the full tuition fee for this course: £130.00 ,the concession fee  £65.00.


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>This course offers you the chance to get to know how to use a computer with success, increasing your inclusion in the community through the fascinating world of technology and keeping you in touch with friends old and new. The friendly classroom environment is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people. The course will develop your skills in:</p>

<li>Using a keyboard, mouse and other key parts of a computer</li>
<li>Setting up and using email</li>
<li>Using the internet</li>
<li>Internet safety</li>
<li>Online shopping</li>
<li>Introduction to social media.</li>

<p>This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.</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 call 01202 123444.</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 throughout the length of the course. There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.</p>

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

<p>You must be over 60 and priority will be given to those living alone. There is no need for previous experience in computing but it would be useful for you to have access to a computer so you can practise what you learn in each session. Alternatively, you can book computer time for free in any of the local libraries.</p>

Materials and costs

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

Next Step

<p>This course and 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>