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Introductory Course
Computer literacy is a very important skill. One of the advantages of being computer literate is having access to more job opportunities, as many employers expect their workers to have basic computer skills. Furthermore, a significant part of communication in the 21st century is done remotely over computer networks. Computer technology is advancing faster than ever before, and it’s very easy to be left behind if you don’t take the time to become at least semi-literate when it comes to computers.

Purpose of the course:

This short course aims to equip participants with the skills necessary to use a computer, Windows, the Internet, search engines and e-mail.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
NQF level 4
Learning assumed to be in place: 
NQF level 4; The participant has basic computer literacy skills.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit


Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
  1. Describe and use different computer components as well as the Windows operating systems environment;
  2. Have basic knowledge of the Internet and search engines;
  3. Use e-mail messages to communicate.
  1. Describe and use different computer components, for example the mouse and the keyboard;
  2. Navigate in the Windows operating systems environment;
  3. Use search engines on the Internet;
  4. Create, send and reply to an e-mail message.


Assignments and participation
Method of assessment: 
Learning objectives will be accomplished through the successful completion of assignments and participation in short course activities, proving insight into the topics at hand.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Target group: 
Anyone with grade 12 in search of basic computer skills.
Contact us
Telephone number: 
018 285 2821