Find out how our Rhyl based learner, Brian Knight has benefited from our Digital Skills course! | Adult Learning Wales

Find out how our Rhyl based learner, Brian Knight has benefited from our Digital Skills course!

6-March-2024
Share

Our learner, Brian Knight attends the Digital Skills course in Rhyl, run in collaboration with our partner, Maximus.  He had previously worked as a joiner but lost his job after an accident and several operations left him unable to continue.  As a joiner, he had not needed to use a computer or had any interest in them.  He was nervous about tackling something new but realised there was a lot to be gained by having a knowledge of the internet and other computer skills, so agreed to be referred by Maximus to the course with Adult Learning Wales.

Brian started the class without any computer knowledge and didn’t have a smart phone or computer at home. 
He tells us, “When I first joined the class, I didn’t really want to be there. There were people in the group who were doing PowerPoint presentations, and I didn’t even know how to switch on the laptop.”

Our tutor, Janette Williams, supported Brian with getting started on the basics and in the relaxed but purposeful atmosphere of the class, he quickly made progress. Brian gained confidence and was able to borrow a laptop from a family member to practise at home, before deciding to go ahead and get his own.  He has gone from someone who was not remotely interested in computers to a positive ambassador for digital skills and encourages anyone who is thinking of learning about them to go ahead. 

On the course, he has covered a range of topics such as using the Internet safely, writing emails, creating documents, posters and presentations and using spreadsheets to create graphs and tables.  He has completed an accredited unit with Agored Cymru.  Brian adds, “The fact that we enjoy the sessions and learn new skills every week means that we look forward to attending.”

Brian recently completed a task to research a topic and chose the Titanic.  He created a poster with graphics, images, and graphs to communicate the information and then presented this information and answered questions on it. 

Brian adds, “I use the laptop for everyday tasks.  It is great for practical tasks like job searching and accessing services.  I also enjoy using it for researching things I am interested in such as events in history like the sinking of the Titanic.’  

Thinking back to the first session he attended where others were doing presentations, he can clearly see that he has reached that level and is looking forward to further developing his skills and knowledge. 

Brian concludes, “I really enjoy working on the computer.  I have learnt so many skills and would definitely tell anyone thinking about it to not be nervous and to give it a go.”

Brian recently presented information on the Titanic, showcasing the skills he has used such as creating graphs and using graphics.

Brian is now at ease working on the laptop for a range of purposes.

We’d like to congratulate Brian on his hard work and determination. Well done!

If you would like to find out more about our Digital Skills courses, please click here.

Our learner, Brian Knight attends the Digital Skills course in Rhyl, run in collaboration with our partner, Maximus.  He had previously worked as a joiner but lost his job after an accident and several operations left him unable to continue.  As a joiner, he had not needed to use a computer or had any interest in them.  He was nervous about tackling something new but realised there was a lot to be gained by having a knowledge of the internet and other computer skills, so agreed to be referred by Maximus to the course with Adult Learning Wales.

Brian started the class without any computer knowledge and didn’t have a smart phone or computer at home. 
He tells us, “When I first joined the class, I didn’t really want to be there. There were people in the group who were doing PowerPoint presentations, and I didn’t even know how to switch on the laptop.”

Our tutor, Janette Williams, supported Brian with getting started on the basics and in the relaxed but purposeful atmosphere of the class, he quickly made progress. Brian gained confidence and was able to borrow a laptop from a family member to practise at home, before deciding to go ahead and get his own.  He has gone from someone who was not remotely interested in computers to a positive ambassador for digital skills and encourages anyone who is thinking of learning about them to go ahead. 

On the course, he has covered a range of topics such as using the Internet safely, writing emails, creating documents, posters and presentations and using spreadsheets to create graphs and tables.  He has completed an accredited unit with Agored Cymru.  Brian adds, “The fact that we enjoy the sessions and learn new skills every week means that we look forward to attending.”

Brian recently completed a task to research a topic and chose the Titanic.  He created a poster with graphics, images, and graphs to communicate the information and then presented this information and answered questions on it. 

Brian adds, “I use the laptop for everyday tasks.  It is great for practical tasks like job searching and accessing services.  I also enjoy using it for researching things I am interested in such as events in history like the sinking of the Titanic.’  

Thinking back to the first session he attended where others were doing presentations, he can clearly see that he has reached that level and is looking forward to further developing his skills and knowledge. 

Brian concludes, “I really enjoy working on the computer.  I have learnt so many skills and would definitely tell anyone thinking about it to not be nervous and to give it a go.”

Brian recently presented information on the Titanic, showcasing the skills he has used such as creating graphs and using graphics.

Brian is now at ease working on the laptop for a range of purposes.

We’d like to congratulate Brian on his hard work and determination. Well done!

If you would like to find out more about our Digital Skills courses, please click here.

Back to news

Need any help?

No matter what your query - big or small - we can help.

Support Video

Help & Support
 - 
Arabic
 - 
ar
Bengali
 - 
bn
German
 - 
de
English
 - 
en
French
 - 
fr
Hindi
 - 
hi
Indonesian
 - 
id
Portuguese
 - 
pt
Russian
 - 
ru
Spanish
 - 
es