Getting Started - Complete Beginners

Digital Literacy for Improvers

Digital Photography

Buying and Selling Online

How to use Facebook






Getting Started for Complete Beginners  - FREE



Online Basics

This course is a self-pace course and will show you how to use a computer from the begining.  It will teach you how to switch on the computer, how to use a mouse and keyboard and all that www stuff.  You will also receive a free email account to use, which is yours to use forever.


What is covered

  • Starting with a Keyboard
  • Starting with a mouse
  • Using Email
  • Using the internet safely
  • Using online searches

Who is this for?

If you have not used a computer before then this course is a good place to start.


Benefits

This course will give you the confidence to start using computers, to search and save money using the internet. Communicate with your family and friends and be part of a growing online community.


Time to complete?

  • No time limit
  • Repeatable




Digital Literacy for Improvers - Accredited Course



Module 1

This course is a self-pace course and is the next step to learning about using computers, devices, hardware and software.


What is covered

  • Turning a Computer On/Off
  • Types of Computers
  • Login on to a Computer
  • Devices Keyboard, Mouse, Printers, Storage
  • Internet
  • E-mails
  • Instant Messaging
  • Using Office Programs
  • Video, Audio
  • Operating Systems
  • Hardware
  • RAM
  • Computing Careers

Who is this for?

If you have completed the Getting Started First Course, then this is the next step for you.


Benefits

This course will give you the confidence to explore advanced features of your computer.


Time to complete?

  • 10 Hours
  • £10

Qualifcation

Recongised Microsoft Certificate



Digital Literacy for Improvers - Accredited Course



Module 2

This course follows on from module 1 and is a self-pace course and is the next step to learning about using computers, devices, hardware and software.


What is covered

  • Spam Emails
  • Viruses
  • Computer Protection
  • Security
  • Firewalls
  • Shopping Online
  • Internet Options
  • Privacy Settings
  • Deleting Files
  • Downloading Files
  • Video Capture
  • Video Conferencing
  • Live Streaming
  • Mobile Phones
  • Multi-Purpose Devices
  • Audio Listening
  • Copying and Converting
  • CD Writing
  • Digital Cameras

Who is this for?

If you have finished Microsoft Digital Literacy Module 1, then this is the next step for you.


Benefits

This course will give you the confidence to explore advanced features of your computer.


Time to complete?

  • 10 Hours
  • £10

Qualifcation

Recongised Microsoft Certificate



               

Digital Photography



By the end of this course you will be able to move your photographs off your camera onto your computer and organise them so they are easy to navigate and find in the future.  You will also learn basic editing techniques and free software that will allow you to edit your photos. Plus the best ways to view, send and share your photos.


What is covered

  • Moving photos from your camera to your computer
  • Organising folders on your computer
  • Basic editing including cropping, rotating, resizing and reducing red eye
  • Creating slide shows
  • Printing photos
  • Sharing photos including emailing and copying onto DVD

Who is this for?

Anyone wishing to get better acquainted with their camera and easy photo editing.


Benefits

This course will give you the knowledge to edit photos to improve the quality or simply remove unwanted parts.  You will also have a better understanding of sharing and emailing photos to your family and friends.


Time to complete?

  • 12 Hours self-paced
  • £55



Buying and Selling Online



By the end of this course students will understand all the aspects of safely buying and selling items online.


What is covered

  • Websites to use for Buying and Selling
  • Searching Websites
  • Online Auctions
  • Using Price Comparison Sites
  • Food Shopping Online
  • Registering and Creating Accounts
  • Payment Options
  • Safety Online
  • Listing Items to Sell
  • Postage and Packaging
  • Receiving Payments

Who is this for?

Any Computer users who wish to learn about the convenience and money saving or making of using the internet to sell items or make purchases.


Benefits

Saving money and making mony using online services and auction sites


Time to complete?

  • 6 Hours
  • £25



How to use Facebook



By the end of this course you will be more confident and have a better understanding of Facebook.  You will be able to create your profile, learn how to gather friends and like pages.


What is covered

Introduction

  • What is Facebook?

Setting Up Your Facebook Profile

  • Set Up Your Account
  • Understanding Facebook Privacy
  • Set Your Privacy
  • Additional Privacy Settings
  • Create Your Profile
  • Deactivate Your Account

Using Facebook

  • Find Friends
  • Sharing on Facebook
  • Understanding Your News Feed
  • Upload Pictures and Videos
  • Chat and Video Calling
  • Use Facebook on Your Mobile Devices

Facebook Changes and New Features

  • Messages
  • Facebook Groups

Who is this for?

For those wishing to learn about Facebook and social media to communicate to others.  You only need a basic knowledge of computing and to be familiar with the mouse and keyboard to attend this course.  We recommend that you have completed our Online Basics Computers First Course


Benefits

Understanding the first steps with Social Networking, communicating and sharing with family and friends


Time to complete?

  • 6 Hours
  • £25