Introduction to ICT

Who is this course for?

Do you have little experience using a computer?

Do you want to gain confidence using a computer?

Do you want to brush up on your ICT skills?

Do you want to develop your ICT skills and obtain a basic qualification?

If so then this course may be for you. 


This course is for adults who have little experience of using a computer, who wish to refresh basic ICT skills, wants to gain confidence or wishes to prove their skill level with a basic qualification. 





Start Date

End Date


Hateley Heath FETC, West Bromwich*

Thursday* 9.15 am - 11.15am 29/04/2021 10/06/2021
Ron Davis Centre, Smethwick* Friday* 9.30am - 11.30am 30/04/2021 11/06/2021

*Blended courses are taught via a combination of classroom-based learning and online classes. To find out more about how Blended and Online courses are delivered Click Here .

Course Details

 A beginner IT course designed to help improve and practice basic computer skills, building confidence with using a computer in a relaxed and friendly environment.  

This course covers how to get started on using a computer, the mouse, keyboard and monitor to produce simple documents, use the internet to find information and email to keep in touch.

You will be encouraged to attend regularly.  When you have completed this course you can progress onto the next stage of learning ICT. Our ICT courses progress all the way to Certificate in ICT User Skills Level 2 which is the same complexity as a GCSE ICT Qualification and is regarded as an equivalent Level 2 qualification with employers when looking for jobs. 

Entry Requirements

You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:

  • Been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years.

  • Proof of immigration status

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.  Before you can join this course you will be required to complete an initial interview and assessment to make sure the course is suitable for you and identify that you have an adequate level of English.  If the outcome of your initial assessment indicates that your level of English is not at the level suitable for this course, then you will be advised to join one of our English classes to develop your skills. It is important that you are able to attend all your classes as not attending reduces your ability to achieve on your course.


The benefits of this course

This course is designed to help improve knowledge, confidence and skills in basic IT use. It will provide a foundation to study at a higher level and be useful for everyday life in a digital age.


All learning at Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) is supportive and safe and where possible professional teaching is personalised to the requirements of each learner. Learning support will be provided by the tutor. Teaching is through practical activities, group work and discussion. Full participation will require you to find some time to complete homework, which will be marked and commented on by the tutor with guidance to help you to know how to improve.

How will progress be monitored and assessed?

Your tutor will discuss the work you complete during each session with both verbal and written feedback and help you plan what you need to do next. The Tutor will assess competence through written tasks, production of documents and observation of practical tasks. Regular feedback both verbal and written will be provided by the tutor.   

After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?

Your Tutor will discuss your next steps towards the end of your course and suggest further qualifications that may be appropriate. On successful completion of the course you will achieve the OCR Entry Level Award in Using ICT (Entry 3).  You may like to study further ICT courses or maths and English.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no fees charged to you.

Your course fees are paid for through the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding.


This course is 2 hours a week and runs for 5 weeks.