This was flagged to Rights 4 Seniors just now and should be shouted from the high heavens: FREE Computer Classes in Belfast!
If you miss out on the Summer College classes on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August, you can enrol for the courses starting during week commencing Monday 12 September.
On Page 51 of the Part-Time Prospectus for Belfast Met (downloadable from their website) courses starting in September 2011, it says the following:
Free Computer Classes!
If you think computers and the Internet are not for you, you are not alone. There are millions of people who feel the same way.
Computers and the Internet have become a part of everyday life - from staying in touch with friends and family and sharing photographs, to booking holidays and doing your shopping online.
This is a 15-hour accredited programme for complete beginners. It takes you through the very basics from using a mouse and a keyboard, through to searching the Internet and sending e-mails. Students will complete the City and Guilds qualification in Online Basics in a relaxed and friendly setting. Progression is to Double Click.
This is a 60-hour course for beginners who have some knowledge or have completed First Click. It takes you through step-by-step how to create documents using Microsoft Word, searching on the Internet, sending e-mails and creating spread-sheets. Students will complete the qualification in a supportive environment. Progression is to Essential Skills ICT Level 2
Level 1 Essential Skills ICT
This programme is delivered up to a maximum of 60 hours for students who have a basic working knowledge of computers. Topics will include word processing, Internet, e-mail, file management and spread-sheets. A qualification is offered. Progression to Essential Skills ICT Level 2.
Level 2 Essential Skills ICT
This programme is delivered up to a maximum of 60 hours for students with a good working knowledge of computers. Topics will include word processing, Internet, e-mail, file management, spread-sheets and databases. A qualification is offered.
At both levels of Essential Skills, the student is expected to perform with a degree of independence. There will be an initial assessment to indicate an appropriate target level - Level 1 or Level 2.
All these classes are FREE TO EVERYONE regardless of age or circumstances.
There are classes starting in September in the following centres:
- Bloomfield House, 395 - 405 Newtownards Road, Belfast
- Chichester Avenue, North Belfast
- Gilnahirk Primary School, 148 Gilnahirk Road, Belfast
- Millennium Community Outreach Centre, 400 Springfield Road, Belfast
- Parkmore, 248a Ormeau Road, Belfast
Depending on the centre, these could be day or evening classes or both.
How to enrol:
By telephone: 02890 265 265, 9.00 am - 4.00 pm Monday to Thursday, 9.00 am - 3.00 pm Friday
By calling in person in the following centres: Castlereagh, College Square East (Old 'Tech' building), Tower Street, Whiterock