Introduction to IT (Adult)
Who is the course for?
As a general guide, this course is aimed at adults who have no previous experience in IT, want to expand their confidence, and those who may want to enter the many and growing number of IT based or dependant careers in the modern world.
This course is not only for the beginner, but also for adults who want to take their IT and computing knowledge further.
What will I learn?
IT / Computing is equal in status to Business / Management courses, in that they are the only two subject areas that are used by, and may indeed be vital to, all businesses and in all areas around the world. In could be said that IT is even more important however, due to a level knowledge being required by a far greater range of company staff in even jobs considered by management as 'mundane', and also in private life.
This course covers a basic introduction to handling computer equipment to increase confidence (touching it, won't break it!) before expanding into some of the more common areas of computer use.
Areas covered by the course:
- An overview of computer equipment
- General use of computer software - what are the similarities that can be used to learn new software?
- Email - We all use it, but how does it work?
- Databases - What is a database and how do we use them?
- Networking - How are networks used to connect computers within a building, and externally using WiFi.
- Programming - What is programming? An introduction to basic computer logic
- Web Design - What is HTML and how is it used to create web-pages?
- The Internet - We also use this every day, but what actually is the internet?
How long is this course?
This course is structured as 6 sessions, each lasting 90 minutes in length.
All computer equipment is provided in class as part of the course, and all software used is freely available from the Internet for use at home.
Is there additional learning?
Because of the nature of the course, there are additional uses of key skills such as English, Maths and general communications such as presentations and working as a team. This course also teaches internet safety.
Where might this course lead?
This course is intended as both an initial introduction, but also a booster in computer use confidence, leading to further IT learning or simply acting as a way into many modern jobs.
This course is also ideal as an introduction to the other more specialised IT courses offered by Edukus, especially for those who are interested in a career change by those who are not yet ready to commit to a larger vocational or academic course.