Duration: 10 weeks
This course is aimed at learners with little or no experience of using computers. On this course you will learn to use computers to write letters, create flyers, posters or other word-processed documents and send and read emails. Developed for learners with mild to moderate learning difficulties and or disabilities, you will learn at a pace that suits your needs and develop your confidence, in well supported small-group sessions.
This Supported Learning course is aimed at learners with mild to moderate learning difficulties and or disabilities, aged 25 and over. No previous knowledge or qualifications are required. You will need an interview before enrolment can take place to ensure your needs can be met and supported appropriately for you to succeed. Please refer to Contact Information below.
You will work with a small group of learners, to develop information sharing and communication skills by using Microsoft Word to create and save different types of documents like letters, recipes and small posters and flyers. You will learn how to edit text and format it creatively and insert pictures. You will use some of the commonly used creative tools in Microsoft Word to develop the administrative skills used in real life work settings, and as you learn and develop these skills, you will also improve your spelling, punctuation and grammar. Emailing is a part of this course and you will practise how to safely send and receive emails.
This course has been developed to inspire and develop confidence in learners with LDD before moving on to other courses. All classes are supported by specialist Additional Learning Support staff and we ensure teaching is learner centred, tailored to meet your specific needs Resources used in lessons are available via our online learning platform and you will be supported to use this both in and out side of classes.
Assessment takes place in many ways using a variety of methods including, presenting the skills you develop in small groups and sharing your own views about your skills and knowledge one to one with your teacher. There are no exam-based assessments of learning, but you will have to complete set tasks to show that you are acquiring the skills we would want you to. You will receive a personalised WMC Certificate on successful completion of the course.
Each learner will spend time talking through their next steps and progression with their teacher. Following completion of your course, you will be able to develop your skills further on another of our Supported Learning courses if you are not ready for one of the many mainstream college courses.Your teacher will help you to explore all suitable options.
WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.
For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk