ICT Computer Courses
Staffordshire Adult and Community Learning Service and Staffordshire Library and Information Service offer computer classes for the complete beginner. Classes are also held in some community venues.
The absolute beginners' courses are called Online Basics, Job Seekers Online Basics, Laptop Basics, “Ipad and Android” Basics. These are free for all learners. The courses normally last five weeks (10 hours) and include guidance on the basic use of a computer, internet and e-mail.
There are other courses which are suitable for those with some basic knowledge of using a computer. They are also 5 weeks (10 hours) and cost £35 per course, £17.50 if you are in receipt of an income related benefit, or free if you receive Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance.
These courses are;
Online Plus, including using the internet interactively, emailing with attachments, shopping online.
Computer Skills including using office software, word processing, spreadsheets, posters and presentations.
Digital Photo Management including, transferring photos to a computer, managing your photos on the computer, backing up, sharing and enhancing photos.
Social Networking including, what are social networks, setting up accounts, making posts, sharing photos and staying safe.
Some other computer courses may also be available.
For courses in Libraries please contact your library||| or visit the library to find out more. For courses in community venues please contact the venue concerned.
For more information call Tim Keeling or Kaye Wootton on Tel: 01543 510710 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online tutorials and courses
If you want to try something straightaway have a go at these:
www.bbc.co.uk/connect/ - A BBC website to learn the basics of using a computer, the internet and other digital media.
www.go-on.co.uk/ - The University for Industry's Website for Basic Computer Skills.
www.bbc.co.uk/webwise/ - A beginner's guide to using the internet.