Tutor : Mary Reed

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Beginners Computing ESW Digital Literacy

This course is aimed at the absolute beginner to computing or those with some knowledge who would like to improve their digital literacy.

You will learn how to search the Internet safely, communicate via email. Jargon definitions. Use of keyboard and mouse to input data or information. Printing techniques and how to save files on storage devices.

Complete online forms and an introduction to online shopping.

This is a partially funded course linked with Essential Skills Wales; you will be developing your understanding of Digital Literacy using various tools, websites and storage devices.

You will be provided with course notes and handouts and with the guidance of the Digital Literacy Tutor; you will produce a portfolio of evidence which after moderation will be your record to keep.


There are no pre-requisites for this course.


More confidence in using a computer – Agored Cymru ESW Digital Literacy Certificate


USB storage device {can be purchased £5.50} pens & paper folder to store notes and printouts – Email address but can be registered at first session.

Meet the Tutor: Mary Reed

I have been teaching ICT for some years! I obtained my computing qualification in Cardiff University and teaching certificate in Caerleon. I have kept up to date by obtaining my digital literacy teaching qualification. I have attended many courses led by Cannon UK and completed an Open University course on the topic of understanding genealogy.

I teach beginners computing up to level 3 “A” level standard; introducing learners to the digital world using their own devices including digital cameras. My new venture last year was the world of family history and genealogy. This year I am developing courses based around cloud storage and applications.

I enjoy imparting knowledge and sharing student success in their achievements.