Digital Skills in IT

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What Our Students Say

“So the tutors are great for a number of reasons – they’re casual, you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do anything that’s uncomfortable, they’re not strict, they’ll have a laugh with you if you want to and they know how to get stuff done when they need to if we’re on a bit of a time crunch, but they also know how to have a bit of fun and not put pressure on you – and they’re great, they’re always there to give you information if you need it for at-home tasks and they’re always on Google Hangouts to message you if you need anything and they get back to you really quickly.”

Rachel

“When I first came I didn’t know anybody at the college but because it’s people you’re surrounded by and people with similar interests to you, you do make friends quickly and you make really close friendships with people because you’re listening to the same things and you’re going through the same things, and you can help each other as well.”

Eve

“When I first came I didn’t know anybody at the college but because it’s people you’re surrounded by and people with similar interests to you, you do make friends quickly and you make really close friendships with people because you’re listening to the same things and you’re going through the same things, and you can help each other as well.”

Eve

Did you know!

  • Using digital devices and handling information securely & Creating and editing digital documents
  • Communicating online & Staying safe and responsible online
  • Registering for online services and conducting online transactions

Course Information

Introduction

After you Apply, we will invite you for an assessment to check your level.

This will make sure you start at the best level for you to achieve. We have Entry, level 1 and GCSE courses. Choose to study at:

  • Deacon House, LS14
  • Enfield Centre, LS7
  • Joseph Priestley, LS11

We have courses for complete beginners with computers, to Level 1 Essential Digital Skills. Click Apply Now and a teacher/assessor will discuss the best options for you.

The Essential Digital Skills qualification gives learners the skills needed to navigate the digital world in day-to-day life (using your Mobile phone, saving files, using a Laptop). Digital and IT skills are key qualities that employers look for – with over 70% of businesses stating their staff require basic digital skills to enable them to complete their job effectively.

Overview

The Essential Digital Skills course teaches adults the skills they need to
participate and communicate successfully in the online world. Students will
learn how to use technology, computers and other digital devices in their home
and work life, allowing them to build confidence and simplify everyday tasks.
The course covers a broad range of IT knowledge and students will learn through
an online platform, which they can complete in their own time.

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at adults to help improve basic technology skills and increase their understanding of the digital world.

Course units/modules

This course consist of five modules, and the main themes explored include:

  • Building confidence in using computers, tablets, smartphones and wearable tech
  • Solving simple faults and technical issues
  • Finding and downloading apps
  • Shopping effectively online and making purchases
  • Understanding social media and reporting concerns

Benefits and skills

  • How to use devices like mobile phones, laptops, etc
  • Sending and receiving emails
  • Communicating online
  • Browsing the internet

Entry requirements

Aged 19+

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Digital and IT skills are now being sought after by lots of different employers. A qualification demonstrating IT skills will help enhance your CV.

  • Office assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Retail assistant
  • Despatch clerk/warehouse operative

Assessment types

There is an exam at the end of the course giving you your qualification.

Course details

Duration: 12 weeks
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 78322-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

Employment Statistics

  • Human resources administrative occupations

    Average Salary
    £18,200
  • School secretaries

    Average Salary
    £15,080
  • Other administrative occupations n.e.c.

    Average Salary
    £20,280

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