Computers for Beginners

Computer Training

We offer formal QQI certified computer training at various levels to suit a variety of skill levels. The FRC also offer non formal introductory courses. The difficulty of training is appropriate to the needs of the learner and is about building participant’s capacity and increasing their digital independence.

A computer screen, mouse and keyboard.

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Training Room

  • We have 10 computers available in our purposely fitted training room with an option for participants bringing their own laptops
  • We have installed specialized software on computers for those with disabilities who may require additional supports
  • Tutor support from Limerick and Claire Education and Training Board
  • We allow ample time for students to practice in order to increase their confidence
  • Our building and computer room is fully accessible
  • Broadband is available to use

Training Modules

Our courses cover all aspects of computers from absolute beginners to QQI Level 4.  Areas of learning that are covered in our computer training courses include keyboard and mouse control, using Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher, letter writing, internet, e-mail, social media, poster design, information technology, word processing, digital media and file management. As our class sizes tend to be small our tutors are able to provide individual attention to each student and work at their speed.

Specialised Software

  • Jaws

    A screen reader that works with windows operating system. The software allows for integrated voice support for those with visual disabilities.

  • Zoomtext

    Increases magnification viewing on a computer screen for those who need additional support. This focus enhancement makes it easier to follow the text on the screen.

  • Key Board support

    Increased lettering and numbers on some of the keyboards in the training room to make it easier on those who do not have keyboard skills.

  • Kurzweil 3000

    A computer software package for reader support for those who have dyslexia and need additional support.

Booking Enquiry Form

If you would like to make an enquiry about an upcoming event, please fill out the form below. Please ensure you specify which event or programme you are interested in.

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