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ICT For Beginners

Course Code:AN2182F

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Centre:Kings Park

This is an eight-week introductory beginners IT course. Those with little or no experience of working with computers.

What the course is about

The course will help build your confidence in using a mouse and keyboard and producing text on the computer. You will learn how to:

  • Run programs

  • Use a mouse and keyboard

  • Enter text into a document or web form

  • Save documents

This course is subsidised by public funding so you should aim to attend the whole course. What learners say about our courses: really enjoyed this course, it raised my confidence.” Thank you so much for teaching me and spending time helping me to use a computer.”

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no entry requirements for this course. You may enrol online, in person at a centre, or by calling our Customer Service Team on 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.

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. It would be useful 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.

For information regarding any funding for this course please please refer to the Finance page on our website

Next Step

After completing this course you may wish to enrol on Essnetial Digital Skills at Entry 3 to gain a qualification and increase your IT skills further.

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. Please speak to our Customer Services.

There are a variety of e-learning courses that can be started at any time of the year. Please visit our website for more details.

Skills & Learning work with local employers to offer Traineeships and Apprenticeships to young people.

Your tutor may also be able to discuss possible next step options with you. Alternatively, you may like to talk with our Progression Officer about other Skills & Learning courses. General careers advice and guidance can be also 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: many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from 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; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is 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 will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website.

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 All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start Date17 October 2023

LocationBournemouth Indoor Bowls Centre, Kings Park Drive, Bournemouth, BH7 6JD


Time13:00 - 16:00

Duration8 weeks

SubjectComputing and Digital Skills


Fees and concessions

The total charge for this course is £75. Concessions FREE.

You could study this course for free if you:

  • Receive Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance or any other state benefit.
  • Are unemployed or under employed.
  • Receive take home pay (disregarding Universal Credit and other benefits) less than £494 a month (if you are a sole adult in your benefit claim) or £782 a month (if you have a joint benefit claim with your partner).
  • Earn less than £20,319pa.

If you’re not eligible, you can pay via an Instalment Plan or by paying the full course fee upfront.


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