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
Save information into a file and store it, using a straightforward set of folders, in a way that makes it easily retrievable
Week 2 – Create and edit digital content
Edit and format simple documents for different purposes (e:g a party invitation or a ‘car for sale’ poster)
Week 3 – Digital skills for communication
Receive 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
Follow good practice guideline for – safe and responsible use of devices and the internet – reporting anything suspicious and offensive – protecting own health and well being while using devices
Week 5 – Respond to technical problems
Solve simple technical problems, referring to easily accessible sources of support where appropriate
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:
23.11.22-07.12.22 Wednesday 10:00-14:00
14.06.23-28.06.23 Wednesday 10:00-14:00
This course will also take place one day per week at the Trowbridge campus, the date and time is below:
21.03.23-04.04.23 Tuesday 10:00-14:00
What Could I Do Next?
You could enrol on NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills to further develop your skills.