Keyboarding & Word Processing - First Steps Print this page

Dates: 02/05/19 - 23/05/19
Days: Thursday 09:30 - 11:30
Sessions: 4
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S40004C06NE
Fees: Standard - £28.80
Concessionary - £0.00

Course Information

Introductory information

No need to worry again about not being able to use the computer!

This course starts you off and helps you build up skills at a pace that is just right for you.

What are the overall aims of the course?

If you know nothing about computers, this course will get you started.

If you know just a little, we will help you build on that. As well as learning the basic skills of word processing, you will become familiar with general skills relating to the use of all computer programs.

What will I learn on the course?

To use the mouse and keyboard
To manage Windows
To enter text and edit it (delete and insert letters and words; copy and paste text)
To format the text, for example underline and centre titles and change the font size
To insert pictures
To save, open and print documents

Are there any entry requirements?

This class is suitable for complete beginners in computing who want to learn about word processing, to create letters, notes etc. It is also suitable for students with very basic knowledge of computers.

Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?

How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)

Teaching is initially by whole class demonstration. Practice exercises are then supported by individual demonstration. Handouts with instructions are provided. Students work at their own pace. Homework is set because extra work done outside of class, either at home or in the Sutton College iClick Centre, helps to reinforce learning.

How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class by the tutor

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?

No, though students should make us aware, in advance, of specific physical problems such as very poor vision or difficulties with small motor control.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Pen or pencil

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning.

Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre or at

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre. For more information please see or contact

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

After the First Steps course, students commonly go on to do Next Steps – Keyboarding & Word Processing. Additional options are First Steps – PowerPoint, Publisher & Excel; also courses on using the Internet, email, iPhones, iPads or equivalent.

What should I do if I have any questions?

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