If one is going to follow a complete course on a computer, it is reasonable to expect that some degree of computer skill is necessary. However skills required are only equivalent to normal word processing skills, and full instructions are given. The main 'learning curve' relates to the use of the Music Notation software which is necessary for the course to operate. Becoming familiar with a new piece of software can sometimes take a little time, but students are allowed plenty of time in the early stages, and help is only an email away if there are any problems. Nevertheless if you have never used a computer before to carry out simple word-processing tasks, it might be better if you enrolled for 'Theory by Post', but please note that it is only available in the United Kingdom.