IT Beginners

This course aims to build your confidence by giving you skills to use your computer and improve your skills with the internet.

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

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

None required

First Class Requirements

Pen and Paper to take notes and memory stick to save your work

Additional Information

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) 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 learning resource team on We are here to help you.