iPad Basics



This course is for adults who want to improve their skills on an iPad or tablet and move onto a computer course in the future. It offers the opportunity to develop basic areas of skills related to iPad and tablet use.

You will be encouraged to attend regularly. 


By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Set up an iPad

  • Use the internet

  • Open and receive emails

  • Know the importance on online safety

  • Use the My Sandwell portal


Entry Requirements

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

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

  • Proof of immigration status

  • ​Aged 19+

  • You will need to complete an assessment before you join the course and advice will be given as to the suitability of the course for you.You must be committed to attending regularly and completing home study.






Start Date

End Date

New dates available shortly        

The benefits of this course

Learning in a supportive environment, away from the demands of normal life, where professional teaching, differentiated for individual need, will support understanding, progression and individual achievement.  This class will enable you to develop knowledge, skills and understanding of iPad usage. 



All learning is supportive and safe and where professional teaching is individualised to the requirements of each learner. Learning support will be provided by the tutor. You will be taught in a classroom situation with one to one, pairs and small group work, discussion and themed activities. 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 individual learning goals will be agreed at the beginning of the course and recorded on your individual learning plan.  The ILP will be used throughout the course to assess your progress.  Progression will be monitored through assessment via observation of practical activities, marking of completed work and through group discussion.  The tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide you with individual feedback.  You will be asked to provide feedback of your learning experience via a questionnaire.



A Sandwell adult and family learning (SAFL) certificate will be awarded to you at the end of the course, when you have achieved your learning outcomes.


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

This course can provide progression onto Starting from Scratch, Introduction to ICT and Entry 3 ICT.


Are there any additional costs?

There are no fees charged to you. Your course fees are paid for through the Educational Skills Funding Agency, which is government funding.


Equipment Required

Writing paper and a pen

The course runs for 6 weeks at 2 hours per session