Essential Digital Skills (Entry 3 and Level 1)

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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.

Course Information

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.


This course is available at two levels: Level 1 focuses primarily on
professional digital skills, with a secondary focus on utilising these skills at
home. The emphasis for Entry Level 3 is on developing digital skills for life
and introducing learners to the different work scenarios where these skills may
be required.

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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.

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 / Skills

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

Assessment Types

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

Entry Requirements

Aged 19+

Career Progression

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

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Course Details

Duration

27 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Course Code

78320-04

Course Facts

History

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

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