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Digital Skills for Everyday Life and Work Progression — Stage 1

Key course information

Computing and Information Technology


5 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

This course aims to equip learners with the digital skills that will be useful to them in their everyday lives. The focus of this short course is on applying digital skills outside of a work context, for example in ways that will support learners to engage with family and friends, become active citizens and carry out simple personal and household tasks.

What will I learn?

This course will cover:

Week 1 - Digital skills to handle information
Find information online relating to areas of interest or to completing simple personal or household tasks

Week 2 – Create and edit digital content
Create and save straightforward documents and sound, image or video files for personal use or for sharing with family or friends

Week 3 – Digital skills for communication
Send online communications – to/from friends and family – in order to carry out a household/personal task

Week 4 – Go online and use digital devices safely and responsibly
Identify common online risks and threats when using the internet

Week 5 – Respond to technical problems
Recognise when a technical problem has occurred

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

Additional Costs and Information

There are no additional course costs.

You should bring paper and pen with you to make notes although handouts will be provided.

This course will take place one day per week at the Chippenham campus, the dates and times are:
03.05.22-07.06.22 Tuesday 18:00-20:30

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

You could enrol on Digital Skills for Life and Work Progression - Stage 2 to further develop your skills.

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