Basic Computer Skills Diploma Course

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Basic Computer Skills Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

Computer literacy is an important skill to have in the modern world. Our basic computer skills course covers everything you need to navigate the digital world with confidence. Understand and get to grips with computers themselves. Learn how to use the internet and email safely, and work with popular software, such as Microsoft Office.

Learn basic computer skills online with this introductory course. Gain an understanding of the most popular, current technologies used at home and in the workplace. Have computing terminology demystified and gain practical, productive skills.

Explore your computer. Learn what a computer can be used for, the different types of computers and operating systems, and how to use a keyboard and mouse. Become familiar with files – how to locate files and folders, as well as how to create, edit and delete them. Understand how to use the menu bar, adjust settings, undo changes and cut, copy and paste.

Become computer literate. Learn computer skills, such as how to access, create, save and manage documents and spreadsheets with Microsoft Office. Navigate the online world, as you discover how to set up and use email and the Internet safely and effectively.

Go even further. Discover what the ‘cloud’ is and how to use it. Learn how to perform keyboard shortcuts on a desktop computer and how they speed up workflow.

This course covers both PC and Mac computers.

By studying this basic computer skills course, you will learn about:

  • How computers work
  • How to choose a suitable computer
  • Working with files and common computing tasks
  • Using Microsoft Office programs and email
  • Setting up the internet and using it safely
  • Speeding up workflow

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What Makes a Computer?
  • Part 2: How To Turn On And Use A Computer
  • Part 3: How To Use A Keyboard And Mouse
  • Part 4: Using An Operating System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: What To Do When You Make A Mistake
  • Part 2: How To Undo And Redo Actions
  • Part 3: Creating, Editing and Deleting Files and Folders
  • Part 4: How to Locate Files and Folders
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Understanding the Menu Bar
  • Part 2: Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Part 3: How to Undo Changes
  • Part 4: Adjusting Setting
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Part 2: Keyboard Shortcuts In Windows
  • Part 3: Keyboard Shortcuts In MAC
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: What Is The Internet?
  • Part 2: How Does the Internet Work?
  • Part 3: What Can You Do On The Internet?
  • Part 4: Setting up the Internet
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Using A Web Browser
  • Part 2: Identifying Parts of a Web Browser
  • Part 3: How to Use a Search Engine
  • Part 4: Navigating a Website
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Using The Cloud
  • Part 2: Creating Usernames and Passwords
  • Part 3: Using Bookmarks and Tabs
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Sending and Receiving Emails
  • Part 2: Introduction to Microsoft Office
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Creating Strong Account Passwords
  • Part 2: Recognising Threats on the Internet
  • Part 3: Avoiding Spam and Phishing
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Different Types of Computers
  • Part 2: What a Computer Can Be Used For
  • Part 3: Choosing the Right Operating System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Set at a beginner level, this introductory course is perfect for computing newcomers. Those with little experience will also learn a lot from this online computer skills course.

Increase the speed of your daily personal and work-related computer use. Learn how to undertake fundamental computing tasks. Gain the confidence to use the Internet and Microsoft Office.

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Accreditations

The Basic Computer Skills Diploma Course will take up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course; it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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