Introduction to PC and Basic Applications

Course Duration is 1 Day

£595.00 Plus VAT

Delivery Method

Face To Face Delivery  Virtual Delivery One To One Coaching Closed Group Course Public Course

Business Benefit

This course will familiarise the delegates with the computer and the Windows environment and provide them while learning basic computer, mouse and keyboard skills with sufficient knowledge to be able to navigate the system.

Who Should Attend

Anyone unfamiliar with the PC and the Windows operating system and the basic applications and would like the opportunity to learn with others in a supportive and encouraging environment.


Learning Outcomes

Appropriately start up and shut down your computer
Navigate the operating system and start applications
Perform basic functions of file management
Perform basic functions in a word processor and spreadsheet
Manage print settings and print documents
Receive and send emails
Use a web browser to navigate the Internet.

Course Content

Hardware and software

The main components of a computer, including input and output devices
The function of communication devices such as smartphones and tablets
The role of Operating Systems, programs and apps


Turning on the computer and logging on
The Windows screen
Running programs from the Start Menu
Minimising, maximising, moving, resizing and closing windows
Logging off and shutting down your computer

Working with programs

Running multiple programs
Desktop icons and creating a desktop shortcut
Managing programs from the taskbar
Closing programs

Running multiple programs

Desktop icons and creating a desktop shortcut
Managing programs from the taskbar
Closing programs

File management

Managing Windows Explorer
Creating, moving, renaming and deleting folders and files
Understanding file extensions
Viewing storage devices and network connections
Managing USB flash drives

Word processing

Creating documents in Microsoft Word
Typing text, numbers and dates into a document
Easy formatting
Checking the spelling in your document
Making and saving changes to your document


Understanding spreadsheet functionality
Creating spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel
Typing text numbers and dates into a worksheet
Easy formulas
Easy formatting
Making and saving changes to your workbook
Printing a worksheet


Print preview
Print settings
Managing the print queue

Using email

The Outlook mail screen elements
Composing and sending an email message
Managing the Inbox

Accessing the internet

Going to a specific website and bookmarking
Understanding how to search/Google effectively
Copy and paste Internet content into your documents and emails
Stopping and refreshing pages
Demystifying the Cloud
Computer security best practices

Joining a Zoom/Teams Meeting

Participate in an interactive Zoom/Teams Meeting

How to Book

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These follow up coaching sessions help support your colleagues to embed their learning during their skills transfer period.  Applying new skills and changing behaviour takes effort and practice.  After attending a training course many colleagues will find they need support through this transition.  EQV can provide that support with follow up coaching sessions to help embed the learning.

Embedding coaching sessions can be delivered in 90 minute and half day durations.  The facilitator will work with the group to capture feedback about challenges and how to overcome them ensuring success going forward.

Having a formal embedding coaching session will not only increase the success of the skills transfer period but helps create a platform of motivation, inclusivity and commitment within the group.