Digital skills award: a complete course for beginners

Course Dates: 18/02/19 - 02/04/19
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Get digital! Learn all the basics of using your computer, being on-line and sending emails, and improve your digital photos and learm other digital media skillls. This course will help you both in your everyday life as well as provide you with skills employers are looking for. You will gain the BCS Award in Digital Skills (ITQ) (Entry 3).

This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

Or

b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

Or

c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course will help you develop your digital skills to improve your prospects of finding a new job or doing better in your current work. It will provide you with the confidence and ability to progress to the next level of IT or business administration skills. You will focus on four skills: Computer Basics, Online Basics, Digital Media and Digital Photography. You will focus on understanding and using key terminology when using the computer, internet and email. You will look at different types of computers, logging on, using a mouse, moving text, using the keyboard, identifying key icons, using different task bars, moving around the screen (scrolling) and between open windows, how to manage and store files, identify different types of files and programs, create a Word document and format it. We will also focus on how to use the internet safely and securely, including downloading from the internet, browsing and completing an on-line form. We will practise emailing including sending and receiving messages, using attachments and managing your emails. You will also learn how to use a device to take a digital photograph, and then manipulate the image, save and delete it and transfer it to another device. We will also look at other digital media files such as sound and video including how to store them, back them up and share them with others.

What will we cover?

• the digital skills you need to improve your prospects of finding a new job or doing better in your current work as well as developing digital skills for everyday life
• Computer Basics, Online Basics, Digital Media and Digital Photography
• understanding and using key terminology when using the computer, internet and email
• different types of computers, logging on, using a mouse, moving text, using the keyboard, identifying key icons, using different task bars, moving around the screen (scrolling) and between open windows, managing and storing files, identifying different types of files and programs, creating a Word document and formatting it
• using the internet safely and securely, including downloading from the internet, browsing and completing an on-line form
• emailing including sending and receiving messages, using attachments and managing your emails
• how to use a device to take a digital photograph, and then manipulate the image, save and delete it and transfer it to another device
• using digital media files such as sound and video including how to store them, back them up and share them with others.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• develop the digital skills you need to improve your prospects of finding a new job or doing better in your current
• develop digital skills for everyday life
• gain a Entry 3 level qualification – BCS Award in Digital Skills (ITQ)
• understand and use key terminology when using the computer, internet and email
• identify different types of computers, log on, use a mouse, move text, use the keyboard, identify key icons, use different task bars, move around the screen (scrolling) and between open windows, manage and store files, identify different types of files and programs
• create a Word document and format it
• use the internet safely and securely, including downloading from the internet, browsing and completing an on-line form
• email effectively including sending and receiving messages, using attachments and managing your emails
• use a device to take a digital photograph, and then manipulate the image, save and delete it and transfer it to another device
• use digital media files such as sound and video including storing them, backing them up and sharing them with others.
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What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is for beginners and leads to an Entry 3 level qualification. You do not need any experience of computer use to do this course. There will be an initial assessment to make sure the course is the right level for you.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This will be a practical hands-on course. You will be encouraged to practise as much as possible. An interactive whiteboard will help make demonstrations easy to understand. It will be a relaxed learning environment and step by step learning will help you become more skilled. You will have lots of opportunities to ask questions and address areas you need help in. Each student has their own computer. You will receive regular handouts and information via Google classroom so you can practise at home. Homework is encouraged. The course software comes complete with interactive e-learning that remembers your progress and helps you advance at a comfortable pace.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring a folder, pens and paper. There are no additional costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This course is part of our general digital skills programme. There are a number of courses you could do either at the same time or after this course. We have our Complete Course for Beginners series, which includes: Becoming Confident on your Computer, Becoming Confident on the Internet, Becoming Confident with Emails, Becoming confident on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: for complete beginniners. The next qualifications you can do is: Level 1 ECDL award in IT user skills.
We run a number of courses aimed specifically at the digital skills needed to work in an office or other administrative environment. For example, we run courses in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel where you will study what you need to work in an office. We also run a general course called IT Skills for the Office: an introduction. Your tutor will advise you on the best course. You can also call our administrator on 0207 492 2511 to arrange an assessment with one of our course advisors.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

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Course Code: CCSW02

Mon+Tue, day, 18 Feb - 02 Apr '19

Duration: 14 sessions (over 7 weeks)

Full fee: £269.00
Senior fee: £223.00

Before booking on this course, please contact us for a chat with our team to check that this course is the right level for you.
Email us to enrol: skills@citylit.ac.uk
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Any questions? skills@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2511

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.