Residential at the college

This course covers the basics required to navigate around a computer safely, from logging on, using passwords, to entering and amending text in Microsoft Word. Exploring the Internet using a search engine, shopping online and understanding what an APP is are additional features along with using email to communicate effectively (using attachments) and the storage and retrieval of information within an email account:


14th June 2021 - 16th June 2021 (3 Days- 2 Nights)


Entry Level 3 

Learning Outcomes

How to use a computer safely

  • Finding your way around a computer/passwords
  • Identifying different parts of a computer
  • Logging in to a computer 
  • Using a Mouse or keypad (left and right clicks)
  • Understanding the keyboard
  • Finding your way around the desktop
  • Opening a software application – Microsoft Word
  • Creating a document, entering text
  • Using the ‘Enter’ key
  • Spellchecking work
  • Cut, copy and paste
  • Inserting images/resizing images
  • Looking at social media privacy settings for Facebook
  • Keeping safe

Exploring the internet

  • Using a search engine
  • Shopping online
  • Using an APP

Setting up an email

  • Using an email informally and formally
  • Attachments
  • Group emails
  • Managing emails – deleting/folders


Once you have completed this course why not try IT Beyond the Basics?