Residents living in the Square Mile area of the city centre will soon have the opportunity to get digital right on their doorstep and discover how the internet can play a part in their everyday lives.
The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) has been working with the The Mile2 Project team at De Montfort University in recent weeks to offer further opportunities to residents to improve their computing skills. People in the Square Mile area, which covers Fosse Road Central and Tudor Road, will be able to enrol at courses in the Project’s up to date computer suite at the Fosse Neighbourhood Centre in Mantle Road.
Helen Salisbury, WEA Organiser for their branch at 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE1 0TD says, ‘Initially, a short course on 5, 7, 13 and 14 June will help people get started with using a computer. It the internet still baffles them, then they will be working in a small, friendly group with WEA tutor, John Blount, to explore how this can change their daily lives.’
‘Looking ahead to the autumn,’ Helen adds, ‘We are keen to make the best use of the facilities at the centre. People will work from the screen to learn from resources supplied by the British Computer Society, experts in delivering digital learning. Assessments will be done on line, too, so students will receive immediate feedback on their success.’
‘The autumn courses on Thursday mornings will offer an exciting range of digital skills, including audio and video software, social networking and music, media and photography. The afternoon sessions will be for people with some computer skills, with the opportunity to work to the employer recognised qualifications, the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) at levels 1 and 2.’
Call 0116 255 6614 to book your free place (for those on certain benefits or are on a low income). You can also call into 101 Hinckley Road, Leicester LE3 0TD (near the junction with Fosse Road South) or Contact Us. For fee payers the cost is £63.