Computer and Online Essentials

The Computer & Online Essentials module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the use of computers and devices, file and application management, networks, online information, online communication, and safety.

15-20 hours per module
45 minutes per module
Arabic and English

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts and carry out key activities relating to hardware and software.
  • Manage files and folders, store data, and manage applications.
  • Understand network concepts, and connect to a network.
  • Find and manage online information effectively, and manage browser settings.
  • Understand considerations relating to the effective use of common communication tools.
  • Send, receive, and manage emails, and use calendars.
  • Understand potential threats and ways to protect computers, devices, and data.
  • Recognise considerations relating to safety, well-being, accessibility, and the environment.

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Presents the key underlying concepts around computers, communication, and security and safety.
  • Covers practical skills relating to settings, file management, online activities, and communication, including email.
  • Created with input from subject matter experts and practitioners.

Syllabus Overview

Computers and devices
  • Hardware
  • Software
Managing files and applications
  • Introducing file management
  • Organising files and folders
  • Storage
  • Managing applications
  • Network concepts
  • Network access
Online Information
  • Finding information
  • Managing information
  • Web browser settings
Online communication
  • Communication tools
  • Sending email
  • Receiving email
  • Email tools and settings
  • Organising emails
  • Using calendars
  • Computers, devices and data
  • Wellbeing and accessibility
  • Environment


The module sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, developed with input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies, and practising professionals.



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