Equalskills is an informal introduction to computers and the Internet. It is designed to increase skills in basic computer literacy. It aims to introduce technology to all people, regardless of education, age or ability. Equalskills is a flexible learning programme, with a proven track record in equipping people with the basic computer skills they need to become part of the information society.
The aim of the programme is to make people feel comfortable using a computer, and to teach them the basic skills necessary to communicate using the internet and email. It is well structured with excellent training resources, and it has the added bonus of providing certification to candidates who complete the programme.
Equalskills covers everything that a beginner needs to know to be able to use the computer in a meaningful way. The programme explains the different components of a computer, and how to use the mouse and keyboard to give instructions to the computer.
Essential skills, like opening and closing windows are included, as well as how to create a word processing document.
The central content of Equalskills is the use of the internet and email. The learner will be able to use the internet to search for information, and to send and receive emails.