In this course you will learn the following:
1- Using Devices and Handling Information - This skills area covers a basic understanding of hardware, software, operating systems and commonly used applications. Learners will develop fundamental digital skills by learning how to manage and store information, and identify and solve simple technical issues.
2- Creating and Editing - Learners will first learn to create and edit documents before moving on to creating and editing other types of digital media, such as images, audio files and videos. Eventually, learners will be taught to use applications to edit, enhance and format different types of information for a range of purposes and audiences.
3. Communication - The communication skills area requires learners to demonstrate an understanding of electronic communications, such as email and video calls. Learners will gain awareness and be able to use digital communication for a range of contexts and audiences.
4. Transacting - This skills area involves the ability to complete and submit an online form, comply with digital verification checks, and purchase an item or service online. Eventually, learners will learn to compare products against other available online options and manage their transactional account settings.
5. Being Safe and Responsible Online - The final skills area is to understand the importance of digital wellbeing, and learners will learn about being responsible online. This will involve privacy and data protection, conducting best practice online behaviour, backing up data, and understanding the psychological health risks of online activity
Please be prepared to provide your residency documents such as a passport, EU citizen ID card, UK Birth Certificate or Biometric Card. If you have been in the UK for less than 3 years or have entered the UK with a visa you will need to provide evidence that you are eligible to study in the UK - your visa, your biometric card that covers the duration of your course or any relevant home office documents to support your residency should all be uploaded. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen we will need to see evidence of 'Pre-Settled' or 'Settled-status' documents. Also for funding purposes we would need to see evidence of payslips if working (within the last 3 months). If you are receiving benefits (e.g JSA, ESA, Universal Credit (UC), Housing benefits etc. please bring evidence of this).
Upon successful completion of the course you can progress into further study in this area.