Introduction to Computing Training Course Outline

This 1-day training course is aimed at people with little or no knowledge of computers. Courses are tailored to business needs and trainees' requirements. Ideal for people who have just been moved into a job where they have to use PCs or for people who need a refresher on the basics of computing and commonly used tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, Windows, Internet and email. Office 365 and Window 10 and earlier versions are covered.

Onsite training allows trainees to work with their own laptops, desktop PCs and files in a familiar environment to ensure they acquire the skills that are directly relevant to their work. This format has proven to be particularly effective and enables trainees to "hit the ground running" after the course. This course can also be delivered offsite at various locations.

The course will be tailored to delegates' training needs and the business requirements and addition topics can be added to meet clients particular training and business needs.

Participant Profile and Pre-requisites

This course is aimed at delegates with no prior knowledge or experience of computers.

Course Content

The course provides hands-on experience and includes a series of modules. The topics typically covered in each module are shown below but there will be a high degree of flexibility to help meet business operational requirements and delegates' particular training needs. This course can be tailored to include additional topics and applications. We deliver training in an extensive range of topics including, Project, Visio, PowerPoint, OneNote and many others.

  • The PC / Laptop:
    Explanation of Hardware, Software and general use of the equipment.
  • Microsoft Windows:
    Loading windows
    Using the mouse
    Menus and toolbars
    The Desktop
    Explanation of a network
  • Introduction to Windows Explorer:
    Folder structure - Copying files - Using USB memory sticks
    Exiting Windows and turning off your pc
    Saving a document
  • Microsoft Word:
    Opening a document
    Editing a document
    Printing a document
  • Microsoft Excel:
    Creating a workbook
    Saving a workbook
    Opening a workbook
    Basic formula: - addition - subtraction - multiplication - division
    Printing a workbook
    An overview of Microsoft Outlook and Browsers
  • Additional topics introduced where beneficial and courses tailored to requirements