Course overview

More and more of the services we use every day are moving online. Everything from paying for parking, booking Doctors appointments and banking can now be done online. These services can be great and quicker for us as customers but how do we know we are using them safely? This course will review how we can utilize the Internet safely on phones, tablets, laptops or other devices. It will introduce you to the world of ‘Apps’, how you can safely download them is a friendly and non-jargon easy to understand language. Bring along your own phone, tablet or laptop and let our experienced tutor explain how you could potentially benefit from getting online in 2024. Aimed at the absolute beginner this course will be delivered face-to-face or for those who struggle to travel it will be available online via ZOOM.

Course description

This is a beginner's level course on exploring and utilizing the Internet safely. Many people have heard of Internet scams, and some affected by these. We examine ways to ensure that you are not one of these people. We briefly look at Internet security, strong passwords, apps, banking, buying and communicating online in a safe way.

Many of the things we do every day like shopping or getting on the bus can now be done using an app. We know that local services like banks and post offices are leaving our hight streets and being replaced by digital services. We know that not everybody feels confident of happy to go digital, so we want to help you do it safely and give you the choice to use digital or not.

This beginner's course is aimed at people who may have a smartphone or tablet device but do not feel comfortable in using it to access the internet. We aim to explain how you can use your device safely without incurring high costs or falling victim to online scams. Our experienced tutor will introduce to the best ways to ensure your data remains secure when using the internet.

This course is for the absolute beginner and will be taught using language we can understand. We hope we can inspire you to join our next course where you will be supported to become a confident user of your phone or other digital device.

This course follows on from our introduction course nut don’t worry if you couldn’t make the introduction as we will keep it simple and no prior le

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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