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Everyday Computer Skills

Course code: UPKV101P

Subject area: Computing & Digital Technologies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

2:45pm - 4:45pm

Days of week:


Course date:

18th Sep 2023 - 11th Dec 2023

Course location:

St John’s Hall Church

Contact details


01235 555 585

An everyday computer skills course to develop your confidence in using computers and other digital equipment such as tablets and mobile phones.

Please bring your own device, if able to.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

In today’s world it is important to have digital skills to manage day to day tasks relevant to life and work. Basic Digital Skills includes managing information, problem solving, communicating, creating and transacting. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to get started in this digital world.

Sessions can be tailored to meet your needs. Whether you are a complete beginner or would like to develop your confidence using a spreadsheet, for example, we are here to help. It is open to people with different abilities and skills. The course provides an opportunity to learn to:

• develop knowledge and confidence about how to use a computer

• create your own files using Microsoft Word

• send and receive messages via email, Facebook, Twitter and Skype.

• access and search the internet securely

• use online services such as shopping and banking

Please note there will be no teaching session on: 23/10/2023.

Please bring own refreshments, if required.

Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
As you develop your confidence and ability in computer skills you may wish to progress to a Digital Skills for Life or Essential Digital Skills course.
Entry criteria
There are no entry requirements - all welcome.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2023 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
There is no fee for this course.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.