What courses can I do after this?
Progression is applicable from Entry Level 3 to Level 1 after successful completion of the Entry Level 3
To do this course you should have...
Entry Level 3
Designed for adults with no or little prior experience of using digital devices or the internet.
Designed for adults with some experience of using digital devices and the internet but lacking secure basic digital skills.
|Course Code||Start Date||Costs 16-18||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
What are the 5 skills areas within the Essential Digital Skills quali?cations?
Using devices and handling information
This skills area covers a basic understanding of hardware, software, operating systems and commonly used applications. Students will develop fundamental digital skills by learning how to manage and store information, and identify and solve simple technical issues.
Creating and editing
Students 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, students will be taught to applications to edit, enhance and format different types of information for a range of purposes and audiences.
The communication skills area requires students to demonstrate an understanding of electronic communications, such as email and video calls. Students will gain awareness and be able to use digital communication for a range of contexts and audiences.
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, students will learn to compare products against other available online options and manage their transactional account settings.
Being safe and responsible online
The final skills area is to understand the importance of digital wellbeing, students 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.
January 2021, April 2021
More about the course
This course is fully funded and has no cost to the learner