Improve your computer and digital skills (06C522AL)

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Adult Learning Cottingham
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Course details

Being able to use digital technology – like laptops, tablets and smartphones – is an essential part of modern life. Whether you want to use video calling to keep in touch with friends and family, shopping online or perhaps even find a new job, understanding technology can be essential.

This course is designed to support you to develop your everyday computer skills and work towards an entry level Essential Digital Skills qualification.

You’ll gain the skills you need to use your own devices – like phones or laptops – do things like creating and editing documents, using online services for shopping and communication, and you’ll learn more about how to stay safe online. You’ll also develop a better understanding of how technology works, and gain problem solving skills.

If you want to learn how to use technology in your everyday life, and gain a recognised entry level qualification then this course is the ideal place to start.

What are you doing to keep learners safe?

The safety of our learners and staff is our top priority and we’ve made some big changes to our centres, from socially-distanced training rooms to staggered start times. Although things will look different, our staff will be as friendly and helpful as ever and we’re really excited to welcome learners back.

If you’re concerned about visiting one of our centres, please get in touch so we can discuss it with you.

What do I need to join the course?

No formal qualifications are needed to join this course. To make sure that you work on the skills you need to, a personal advisor will talk to you before the course starts and carry out an initial assessment to identify current level of computer skills and eligibility to the course. You would need access to a computer/laptop/internet to practise the skills you learn between sessions.

What do I need to bring with me?

You will need a notebook and pen

How will I be taught?

You will be taught and supported by an experienced tutor in the classroom and attendance at all sessions is important to ensure that you are successful. Activities will include group and individual work and online learning is a key part of this course. With your tutor’s support you will be able practise in the classroom, at home, at work, or anywhere you have access to the internet.

What qualification will I get?

When you have successfully completed the full course you will receive a nationally recognised accredited Entry level Essential Digital Skills qualification

What can this course lead to?

Computer and Digital Skills for Life and Work is the ideal course to move on to. This course includes Essential Digital Skills at Level 1, Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills and a Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Digital Skills for Employment delivered on a flexible learning basis, all widely recognised by employers. Together with your tutor you will decide if this is the right next step for you. You may also consider a course in English and maths skills which are essential for many careers.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.

Venue Details

Adult Learning Cottingham
Adult Learning Centre, Hallgate, Cottingham
HU16 4DD

01482 842329