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Computers for Work

Course Code:AT1102A

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This is an easy to follow, useful and interesting course for beginners wishing to gain IT skills for future employment.

What the course is about

This five-week course will introduce you to the main parts of your computer and explain the terminology/jargon that goes with this. It will provide you with basic skills which will be useful in the workplace.

You will learn how to:

  • Run programs
  • Ensure computer security
  • Save and file documents
  • Start word processing
  • Use email
  • This course will improve skills needed for employment or self-employment

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.

What learners say about our courses

I just want to say how much I love the way you teach. Really enjoy it.

Thank you very much for making me feel confident. I now feel ready to apply for a job which will use my new IT skills.

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no entry requirements for this course. You may enrol online at or in person at a centre or call 01202 123444.

For term dates please refer to

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop an Individual Learning Plan and review your progress against this throughout the length of the course.

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

There is no need for previous experience in computing, but it would be useful (but not essential) for you to have access to a computer so that you can practice what you learn between each session. The library has computers that can be booked if you do not have access to one at home.

Materials and costs

You will need a notebook and pen.

Next Step

Skills and Learning offer a variety of other IT courses and progression opportunities, please speak to Customer Services or your tutor for more information or visit our web page to find out more.

Other courses may be offered by Skills & Learning or other local providers.

There are a range of courses available to help the development of skills for work.

There are a variety of e-learning courses that can be started at any time of the year.

Up to date English and maths Functional Skills and Essential Digital Skills qualifications can help you progress at work or into further or higher education.

Skills & Learning work with local employers to offer Sector Based Work Academy Programmes and Apprenticeship training.

Please visit our website for more details.

Your tutor may also be able to discuss the possible next step options with you. You may like to talk with a Careers Adviser about other courses. General careers advice and guidance can be provided by the National Careers Service

For further information please contact us on 01202 123444.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible

Places on courses: some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at Centres: parking at centres may be limited, please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to

If you have any accessibility or disability issues that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course please contact:01202 123444 or e-mail [email protected]. All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start Date6 June 2022

Location29 High St, Town Centre, Christchurch, BH23 1AW


Time13:30 - 16:30

Duration5 weeks

SubjectDeveloping Work Skills


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £50. Concessions FREE.


How do I enrol?

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Please call us on 01202 123444 to enrol on this course.

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