Free EqualSkills basic computers: starts 26th September 2017

Keyboard
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Free 10-week EqualSkills basic computers course designed for those with no experience whatsoever of computers and the internet.  

EqualSkills helps to remove the fear of using a computer for complete novices by using a simple approach to educate you in the basic skills of using a computer, email and the internet.

  • It is a fun, informal and uncomplicated introduction to computers and the internet for complete beginners.
  • It is designed to give an appreciation and basic understanding of computers and the Internet.
  • It is designed to build confidence and provide a basis to encourage further exploration and development of computer and Internet skills.

Completing the EqualSkills programme enables learners to demonstrate they have a fundamental level of knowledge and skills in four areas:

Computer Basics

  • Parts of the Computer
  • Getting Started
  • The Keyboard
  • Using the Mouse

The World Wide Web

  • The WWW
  • Web Browsers
  • Searching

Introduction to the Desktop

  • Desktop
  • Windows
  • Creating a Document
  • File Types

Email

  • Email accounts
  • Messages

Who can do this course:

You can do this free course if you live in Bray, Delgany, Greystones, Kilcoole, Kilmananogue or Newcastle Lower, and belong to one or more of these groups:

  • Disadvantaged family
  • Lone parent
  • New community - including refugees & asylum seekers and Romas
  • Person living in disadvantaged communities
  • Person with a disability
  • Unemployed - including those not on the live register
  • Low income worker or household
  • Traveller
  • Young unemployed person living in a disadvantaged area
  • Young person aged 15-24 who is not in employment, education or training

Dates and venue:

One morning a week over 10 weeks. Week 1 starts:  Tuesday, 26th September, 2017 from 9.30am – 12.30pm.  Course finishes:  Tuesday 28th November 2017.

Venue: 

Wicklow Trade Union Centre, Rear 97 Main Street, Bray.

Contact Jennifer Jones on 01 286 8266 to find out more and book your place.