Computing Essentials An introduction

Introducing you to basic but essential computing skills.

Overview

Why take this course?

The primary aim of this course is to build your confidence when it comes to computers and IT - so if you have no computing experience at all, then this course is for you!

This course will provide a good all round introduction to computers and computing.  Starting with switching on, moving onto how to navigate windows and ending on saving storing and printing data.

What you will experience

This course will cover basic but essential computer functions, so that you can effectively operate a computer for personal, practical use. You will also undertake a National Unit in Using Computer Applications (F7H8 08).  

This course is designed to introduce learners to the basics of computing, file management, keyboarding skills and simple word processing.

Course content may be tailored by the tutor to meet the needs of individual groups of learners, and will include:

  • Very basic computing skills
  • Basic mouse and keyboard functions
  • Familiarisation with the Windows environment
  • Basic file management
  • Introduction to Word
Student at a computer

Key facts

Mode of study
Part-time
Subject area

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. 

What you need to know

Next steps

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Availability

Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Ellon Learning Centre

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
19 September 2017 10 Weeks Tuesday 7:00pm - 9:00pm £70.00
YCMCT
-E171C
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22 January 2018 10 Weeks Monday 9:30am - 11:30am £70.00
YCMCT
-D172A
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Fraserburgh Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
7 September 2017 10 Weeks Thursday 6:30pm - 8:30pm £70.00
YCMCT
-E171B
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6 February 2018 8 Weeks Tuesday 6:30pm - 9:00pm £70.00
YCMCT
-E173A
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Inverurie Learning Centre

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
4 September 2017 10 Weeks Monday 7:00pm - 9:00pm £70.00
YCMCT
-E171A
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23 January 2018 10 Weeks Tuesday 1:00pm - 3:00pm £70.00
YCMCT
-D172B
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16 April 2018 8 Weeks Monday 9:30am - 12:00pm £70.00
YCMCT
-D173A
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