Computers - Improvers

This course will be delivered online.

Using the internet is now an essential life skill as it is the most used form of communication.

Course Content

Use application software to create, edit and format data (Word Processing).
Learn how to create a File Management System.
Learn how to use a Memory Stick.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

This is a progression course from the Computers for Beginners course and provides the skills needed to access the internet.
If you did not attend the Computers for Beginners course then you need to have some knowledge of using the computers such as using the mouse and the keyboard to type with confidence.

First Class Requirements

Pen, paper and USB memory stick

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is essential on such a short course.

Assessment Methods

Ongoing feedback provided by the tutor.

The more you practise and work on your skills outside the class, the easier you will find it to learn and make progress.

Further Study Options

Word Introduction
Excel Introduction

Introduction to IT Level 1 Award
Office Skills Level1

Additional Information

You can progress to our courses:
B00109 Word Introduction
B00113 Excel Introduction
Or a qualification course;
B01081 Introduction to IT Level 1 Award


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.