Beginners Computing: Next Steps - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

For those requiring a refresher to general computing or those with some basic skills already but looking to develop further. Learn how to use a variety of programmes or get used to new versions of software. It is designed to give you as much opportunity as possible to ask any of the questions you have always wanted to ask. We can demystify the world of computing for you and help you progress further so that you can move on to ‘next steps’.

  • Terminology: we can explain the jargon in plain English for you and discuss the differences between versions of programmes so they appear less daunting
  • Equipment: learn what all the keys on the keyboard do, and how to effectively use the mouse and other related devices, learn some keyboard shortcuts too
  • Software: you’ll explore Windows and the Desktop manipulating their presentation to work more effectively and confidently using Microsoft Office software
  • Applications: learn to use basic Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentation software
  • The Internet and the World Wide Web: explore a sample of useful websites and see what it offers you
  • Email: how to send and receive mail, add attachments such as photos, and get the most from your email application

Assessment Methods

Learners will gain practical experience of using the various software packages, plus Functional Skills entry 2 qualification; learners will be well prepared to complete this assessment.

Progression Options

Many leaners have built so much confidence that they progress to the next course – such as any of the following:

Course Summary

Course Title Beginners Computing: Next Steps
Entry Requirements

Ideally
you will have some basic computer skills, or have achieved the Absolute
Beginner Computing
course, talk to us and we can make sure you are on
the right course.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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