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Computing for Beginners


Course outline

This is an excellent introduction to using a computer including word processing, internet and email. During the course you will learn:

  • Word processing: 
    • Get familiar with the keyboard. 
    • Input simple data 
    • Print and save a document   
  • Internet: 
    • Familiarise yourself with search engines such as Google. 
    • Familiarise yourself with common icons such as the Home Page. 
    • Navigate to different web sites. 
    • Print and save web pages  
  • Emails: 
    • Sending, receiving and forwarding emails, adding attachments to an email (letters and pictures). 
    • An email account will be created for you if necessary.

Next steps

You can enrol on this course by telephone, in person or by post. Click below to find out how!

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Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6AB


04 May 2017 - 22 June 2017

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Full fee: £56

This course is funding by PCDL so if you are in receipt of certain means-tested benefits and are currently looking for work you may not have to pay any fees. Please visit our Course Fees page more information.


No qualification awarded


7 weeks

Level Other
Entry requirements

No previous computer experience necessary

Teaching & assessment

There is no formal assessment.


More advanced classes are available which you can discuss with the tutor.

Additional information

A memory stick/flash drive would be advantageous but not essential.

We will be using computers but iPads and notepads are available, if this is your preference.

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