Next Steps with Computers (SD) Northallerton Name

Course Content

Course Content

The course will provide a simple hands-on introduction for those who are new to using a computer, accessing the Internet and basic text entry.
The course will help you to:
• Practice keyboard and mouse skills
• Create, store and retrieve a file
• Create a folder on the computer
• Get started with Emails
• Recognise common computer terminology
• Improve computer safety and security
• Identify symbols and icons on screen
• Recognise computer hardware and software
• Use video conferencing for learning (remote course only)
During the course, you will work on activities set by your teacher in a socially distanced computer room. Further details of the Covid compliant access and required actions to ensure everyone’s safety, will be sent to you prior to the course start.

To be eligible for funding for courses you must be over 19 years of age as at 31st August 2022 and not be an apprentice, further eligibility may be linked to where you live and we will check that at enrolment stage and may contact you for further information or refer you to alternative provision.
There are no IT entry requirements; this course is suitable for those who are new to using IT.

You may wish to bring a notepad and pen for making notes and a memory stick for saving work.

Your teacher will give verbal and written feedback throughout the course.

You will receive an ALSS certificate of achievement on successful completion of this course and improved confidence in using a computer.

Your teacher will discuss progression options and these may include Next Steps to Computing and Essentials Digital Skills (EDSQ).

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Concessions may be available based on income and benefit status

Helping you financially

  • 92% of our learners receive full funding for their learning. Our mission is to support you on the right learning path (T&C apply).
  • We can offer financial support relating to childcare costs, travel costs, course fees, books etc. (T&C apply).
  • You can pay for your course in instalments (over £100). Please ask for details.
  • English, maths including GCSEs and computing courses (up to Level 1) are FREE subject to eligibility (adult learners aged 19+ at 31st August 2023).
  • Qualification courses at Level 2 or below are FREE if your individual employed/self employed income is below £20,319.
  • If you have not yet achieved a Level 3 qualification or equivalent, you could learn for FREE.
  • Don’t worry if you have already gained a Level 3 qualification, but want to change your career path and try something new – you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan which you start to pay back when you earn over £27,295.
  • From April 2023, some Level 3 courses will be available for FREE to adults who are unemployed or earning below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319), even if you already have a Level 3 qualification or higher. This funding is part of the ‘Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs’ offer and you will find a full list of qualifications included in this offer here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/find-a-free-level-3-qualification/list-of-free-level-3-qualifications-available-to-eligible-adults

If you are unsure on what price you should pay, please contact us on 01609 536066 or email adultlearningservice@northyorks.gov.uk