Practical computing

Challenge reference: 4288

Notional learning hours  30
Level E3
Subject area
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Vocational area
Skill
Learning aim

The learners will show a basic understanding of computers, the component parts of a computer and what they do.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Show an understanding of how computers have developed.

  2. Show an understanding of the different types of computers used in everyday life. 

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Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Use at least two different sources to research the history and development of computers eg Apollo rocket computers through to modern super computers
    • Research and carry out practical activities to compare what familiar processes would be like without computers eg booking a holiday, sending a letter
    • Discuss and identify the differences between the following:
      • desktop computers
      • laptops
      • tablets
      • touch screens
      • mobile phones
    • Create a list of technical terms used in computing eg RAM, bytes, modem and explain what they mean
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