Computers & Internet - Beginners

This course aims to build your confidence by giving you skills to use your computer and improve your skills with the internet. This course will be taught in a classroom with a socially distanced environment.

Course Content

The course will cover how to:

Develop your confidence with using a computer
Overcome any fears you have about using technology by being safe online
Be able to connect to the internet
Look at some interesting and useful websites
Work with basic file management, to create, save and store files
Have a taster of some of the applications on your computer
Some time to troubleshoot and talk about your own home computer problems

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

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

None, first time users of computers are welcome.

First Class Requirements

Pen and Paper, memory stick

Attendance Requirements

Please advise Tutor of any absences. Handouts will be provided on request.

Assessment Methods

You will complete tasks in class which will work towards a portfolio of work and your tutor will give you feedback.

Further Study Options

Computers & Internet for Improvers
Microsoft introductory short courses in Word, Excel, Powerpoint

Or if you would like to gain a qualification:
Office Skills Level 1

Additional Information

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email telephone 020 8843 7921, or drop in to our main reception area at either site.
For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.


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.