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Internet Basics - Online Course

Who is this course for?

This course covers the basics of using a computer/tablet/Smartphone, including turning devices on and off safely, internet safety, using the Internet, setting up/using emails with attachments and joining Teams/Zoom meetings.  





Start Date

End Date


Online  Friday 10am - 12pm 05/03/2021 26/03/2021

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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.  However, before you can join this course you will be required to complete an initial interview and assessment to ensure the course is suitable and identify that you have an adequate level of English.  It is important that learners attend all classes, as not attending reduces their ability to achieve on the course.

The benefits of this course:

Completing the course will improve and strengthen the skills and confidence needed to use digital technology at home. It supports people with little or no internet experience.


All the classes are run by a qualified and experienced tutor.   Learners will be expected to contribute to the class on occasions where there may be some group work. It is important that learners attend all classes, as not attending reduces their ability to achieve on the course.

How will progress be monitored and assessed?

Learning targets will be agreed with the tutor at the beginning of the course, learners will contribute to a learning diary and produce an evidence booklet along with many practical and on-line assessments. Progress will be observed and assessed during each session.  Regular feedback will be provided by the tutor. ​  


You will receive a Sandwell Adult and Family Learning certificate to show what you have achieved.

Next Steps:

The Tutor will discuss next steps towards the end of the course and suggest further courses/qualifications that may be appropriate. We also have I.A.G qualified staff who could advise learners on progression and other opportunities. You may want to consider improving your English or Maths or even progressing onto a more advanced ICT course. 

Are there any additional costs?

There are no fees for this course it is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is government funding. 

Equipment Required?

A note pad and pen/pencil would be useful. Any materials needed for the course are provided by us.

This course will run for 5 or 6 weeks and will be 10 - 12 hours in total.