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Learn Ealing continues to deliver courses through its online offer. We will deliver lessons and support learners through the use of Google Education suite, Zoom, Skype and other digital platforms. 

Our 2021-2022 Prospectus is now available, however there will be major changes to the way we can provide these courses in the Autumn Term.  

To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet/mobile phone with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome).  Your device will need a microphone and preferably a camera.

Click on the links below for videos on how to join online classes using:



Computing, Get Started  

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Course Summary

Code: NLIB1002SA 

Starting: Saturday 01 October 2022 

Duration: 5 sessions over 5 week(s)

Time: 10:30 

Location: Northolt Library  

Cost: £35.00 to £50.00 

By continuing you confirm that you are over 19 and have agreed to the the terms and conditions



The Get Started is an introductory course ideal for anyone totally new to computing. Starting with the keyboard and mouse and building up familiarity with computers, we learn how to safely browse and find things on the internet, using email and more. These are essential skills in today's world, and important that you understand how to be safe as you join today's digital age.  

Aims of the course
Starting with the keyboard and mouse and building up familiarity with computers, we learn how to safely browse and find things on the internet, using email and more. You will learn how to confidently use a computer and complete day to day activities online.

What you will learn on this course
Students will be able to identify the main parts of a computer and become familiar with how to use a mouse and understand the QWERTY keyboard. You will also explore the internet and communicate using emails. The course covers the following - Learning Outcomes: - A basic understanding of computer terminology - Parts of a computer - Areas of the screen - Using the mouse and keyboard with confidence - Restore, minimise and maximise, Close and Exit - Mobile devices - Understand how the Internet is useful today - Navigating and searching the internet - Registering, logging in and password safety - Essential email skills - Send, retrieving and replying to messages - Opening and sending email attachments

Course level
Post beginner- level

Suitability and entry requirements
- A working understanding of English is expected, and a modern (smart) mobile is recommended. - An Ealing library card will give you full access to their computers and internet.

How you will learn on the course
- Discussion, demonstrations - Class activities - Homework Platform for the course/workshop: Learn Ealing has an E-Safety Policy and Procedure which can be requested at anytime for further information:

Assessment method
This is a non-accredited course. There will be continuous informal assessment, through observation, question and answer, and feedback of tasks performed during the session. This enables your tutor to focus on areas of difficulty.

How much additional time do you need?
Practise at home

Resources, materials & additional costs?
No additional costs Resources and materials: available online

Next steps
- Beginners’, confidence building computing - For Learn Ealing’s offer, please go online:

Your Tutor
ADRIAN DROTSKY is an experienced IT tutor, having delivered training in the community, at colleges and universities for many years. He is patient and understands learner progress and support across this area of computing.


Time and duration

Start Date: 01 October 2022
Start Time: 10:30
Day: Saturday Morning
First Lesson Duration: 02:30
Total Weeks: 5


Northolt Library  
Northolt Learning Centre  
Church Road
Middlesex UB5 5AS

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