Duration:14 Weeks - This course runs for one evening per week
ABOUT THE COURSE
This course has been designed to provide you with essential practical digital skills and the awareness and understanding of how they are used. You will improve yoiur efficiency in using IT applications and processes by using various software applications, learning how to create, edit, format text and documents using a wide range of tools and applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, desktop publishing software, email, and the Internet.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Topics covered can include:
Using devices and handling information - the understanding of hardware, software and operating systems including how to organise and store information and solve technical problems
Creating and editing - the use of a suitable application to enter and edit varied information for a range of purposes and audiences.
Communicating - identifying and utilising suitable forms of online communication for a range of contexts and audiences.
Transacting - completing and submitting online forms and making secure online payments for products and services.
Being safe and responsible online - managing and protecting your privacy and data online and also being mindful of physical and psychological repercussions of extensive online activity
WHAT WILL I NEED?
You do not need to have any previous qualifications.
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
The course is assessed with an electronic summative assessment, taken under supervised conditions.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be FREE. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Entry Level, Level 1, Level 2 If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course will be FREE, regardless of your age or income. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, specialising in an area of IT or digital media.
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