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 plus digital skills for communication
Create and save straightforward documents and sound, image or video files for personal use or for sharing with family or friends
Send online communications – to/from friends and family – in order to carry out a household/personal task
Week 3 – Go online and use digital devices safely and responsibly plus respond to technical problems
Identify common online risks and threats when using the internet
Recognise when a technical problem has occurred
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.
There are no entry requirements associated with this course.
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:
02.11.22-16.11.22 Wednesday 09:30-14:30
10.05.23-24.05.23 Wednesday 09:30-14:30
This course will also take place one day per week at the Trowbridge campus, the dates are:
28.02.23-14.03.23 Tuesday 09:30-14:30
What Could I Do Next?
You could enrol on Digital Skills for Life and Work Progression - Stage 2 to further develop your skills.