AgeWell Computers Beginners: Step 2

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Course code: PS1211C

This is a valuable and interesting course, specifically designed for those aged over 60 years of age and who want to continue learning basic computer skills. If places are limited priority will be given to those who live on their own.

When and where


From 19 Jan 2023 to 30 Mar 2023
Thu 13:00-15:00

10 weeks

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19 Jan 2023

13:00 to 15:00

26 Jan 2023

13:00 to 15:00

02 Feb 2023

13:00 to 15:00

09 Feb 2023

13:00 to 15:00

23 Feb 2023

13:00 to 15:00

02 Mar 2023

13:00 to 15:00

09 Mar 2023

13:00 to 15:00

16 Mar 2023

13:00 to 15:00

23 Mar 2023

13:00 to 15:00

30 Mar 2023

13:00 to 15:00


Dolphin Centre 

The Dolphin Centre,
BH15 1SZ

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Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £130.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £130.00, the concession rate is £65.00. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility.

What the course is about

This course offers you the chance to continue your learning journey so that you become more confident using a computer, increasing your inclusion in the community through the fascinating world of technology and keeping you in touch with friends old and new.

The course will continue to develop your skills in:<p></p><ul><li>Using email and managing your email account</li><li>Using the internet safely</li><li>Using Word to create documents</li><li>Managing social media accounts</li></ul><p>All our courses are made up of elements of speaking &amp; listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course.

Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.

Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.

This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course. </p>

Pre-course information session or interview

There are no Pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course.

Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you.

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course.

There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This is a Beginners Step 2 course, and you will be expected to have some basic knowledge and experience in the subject and can understand and complete simple tasks in the subject.

You must be over 60 and priority will be given to those living alone.

You will need to have a very basic knowledge of computers or have completed a Beginners (or equivalent) course. It would be useful for you to have access to a computer so you can practise what you learn in each session. Alternatively, you can book computer time for free in any of the local libraries.

Materials and costs

You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder.

Next Step

Following the successful completion of this course, your next learning step is: AgeWell: Computers for Beginners Step 3

Other courses at the next level may be offered by Skills &amp; Learning or other local providers.

Additional information

<b>English, maths and computing skills:</b> all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.
<br><b>Refunds:</b> please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website <a href=""></a> or in our brochure.
<br><b>Attendance:</b> before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible
<br><b>Places on courses:</b> some of our courses will be in high demand and if you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from the taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills &amp; Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner and you will not be eligible to a refund it its outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.
<br><b>Fully funded learners:</b> 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.
<br><b>Home study:</b> you may be required to do some study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.
<br><b>Qualification Levels:</b> there is further information about qualification levels on our website. Some courses will have learners of different levels being taught in the same class with differentiated learning materials and activities appropriate to the qualification level.
<br><b>Proof of identity:</b> 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.
<br><b>Off-site activities:</b> 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.
<br><b>Parking at Centres:</b> 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&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.
<br><b>Refreshments:</b> tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.
<br><b>Unspent Criminal Convictions</b> we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to <a href=""></a>.
<br>If you have any <b>accessibility or disability issues</b> 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 <a href=""></a>. All enquiries are treated in confidence.