Computer and Online Basics

Argyll College UHI


Tobermory Centre, Oban Centre, Lochgilphead Centre and CERC, Dunoon Centre, Rothesay Centre, Campbeltown Centre, Arran Centre, Islay Centre, Helensburgh Centre


With your fellow classmates you will learn about the following:

Computer basics: parts of the computer, types of computer, start up, keyboard, mouse, shut down
Introduction to the desktop: icons, taskbar, start button, windows, storing, applications, file types

Introduction to documents: creating, naming, fonts, writing, cut/paste, saving, printing
The worldwide web: information, security, connecting, navigating, downloading, searching, social networking

Email: accounts, creating, sending, replying, forwarding, attachments

Entry Requirements

You would benefit from having used a computer before so that you at least know how to use a mouse and keyboard and can get onto a website. You can achieve this by completing the Online Basics course.

Progression Routes

On completion of this course you may wish to progress to the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), or ECDL Start if you prefer something a little shorter.

Start Date

Contact local centre



Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

10 weeks


Business and Computing

Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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Computing General

IT Security

IT Support

Programming and Development

Systems and Networks

Web and Multimedia