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Daytime Beginners Computing Course (12 weeks, starting 19 March 2018)

16 April 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

"Let's take the mystery out of computers" with a picture of an elderly man scratching his head

Let’s take the mystery out of computers

Computers, smartphones and tablets are now everywhere! If you’ve never been taught to use them, it can feel like you’re really falling behind. Our free Beginners Computing Course will give you the skills to use technology at work and at home.

We cover all the key skills you need

The exact topics will change depending on what you and your fellow learners need to learn. If Unit Standards are included in the programme, the content of the Unit Standard will be worked in to the programme.

Week One                  Basic computer skills (turning it on, logging in, terminology and basic commands).

Week Two                  Set up email, about usernames and passwords.

Week Three                Using email.

Week Four                  Introduction to word processing and printing.

Week Five                   Internet searching. Downloading from internet.

Week Six                     Using a smartphone. Smartphone applications.

Week Seven               Using common web-based applications, online accounts (e.g. Trade Me, Seek)

Week Eight                 Setting up accounts and filling in online forms (e.g. Online banking, Real Me)

Week Nine                  Social media

Week Ten                    Social media, internet security.

Week Eleven              Practice time, computers in libraries.

Week Twelve              Support for further learning. Evaluation. Complete Unit Standard assessments (if any).

Twelve weeks of learning with lots of laughs along the way. Come and join us!

When and where

Photo of laptops and learners at workplace computing course at Adult Learning Support in Nelson

The course runs from 10am to midday on Mondays. It runs for 12 weeks, starting on Monday 19 February and finishing on Monday 14 May.

It’s held at the warm and cosy Adult Learning Support computer room. We’re in Montgomery Square (in central Nelson) above Bin Inn.

And best of all, there’s no cost for you

The computing course will not cost you a cent, as long as you’re over 16, a New Zealand citizen or resident, and have “low literacy or numeracy skills”.

It’s never too late to learn! Click here to contact us by phone, email or txt.

Computing course at Adult Learning Support, with three learners talking as they work on laptops


16 April 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Elise Doyer
03 548 3041


Adult Learning Support
43 Montgomery Square
Nelson,7010New Zealand
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