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Online Beginners Computer / IT Courses - Community Learning Service

Staffordshire County Council services

Who is the course for?

The Online, telephone and email course is designed for beginners but is also of use for those with some very basic knowledge of using their device.

Aim of the course

To introduce new users to using their device, either a computer, iPad, tablet or laptop. Introducing new users to a keyboard, the internet, and e-mail. Learners will develop a small portfolio of evidence covering these topics.

Teaching will include tutor led sessions, tutor demonstration, question and answer sessions, and student exercises. You will work at your own pace will work in small groups or in pairs. You will also record your own learning progress. You will receive an accredited certificate.

What will the course cover?

The course could cover the following areas, starting with device basics, using an iPad keyboard, using apps, using the internet, searching the internet using a search engine, using an email account to send and receive emails, using iPads, the internet and email safely.

Where and when is it?

Except for some very small libraries, most libraries in Staffordshire offer these courses usually in the morning or afternoon. Ask a member of the library staff for information.

How do I book?

If you're interested in booking onto one of our courses you can fill out our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ben Murphy
Contact Position
Course Administration
01543 510710
Community Learning Computer Courses

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£50.00 Registration fee
25.00 special offer see 'other info'
Service is Free
£25 concessions for those on any type of Benefit, including State Pension, Child Benefit, and Disabled Blue Badge holders, etc. FREE for anyone looking for work and on a low wage or state benefits. The course runs for 15 hours. Each lesson usually 2½ hours per week


Referral required
Referral Details

What can I do after the course?

You can move on to another computer course e.g. Tablet Basics E3, Tablet Plus, or an ITQ Level 1 Award for IT Users. You can also have an Information and Advice session if you want to see what further learning you can do.


For more information telephone Ben Murphy or Tim Keeling on 01543 334537 or email


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