Entry level 3 - Essential Digital Skills Qualification
Time: 17:00 - 20:00
Location: OS - Off Site
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
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Course Code: KTA01
Duration: 15 sessions (over 18 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is ideal if you want to equip yourself with the IT skills you need to assist you in your work or volunteering role and looking for work. It will give you the opportunity to take the time to feel more confident when using the computer.
What will we cover?
- Computer Basics: for example identifying different components: system unit, monitor, mouse, keyboard. Also looking at the computer, desktop, document creation and file handling.
- Digital Media: understand what digital technology is storing, managing and sharing digital media.
- Online Basics: understand the internet in terms of web browsing and emailing
- Digital Photography: understand how to view, transfer, edit, organise, share and print photographs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Confidently complete the relevant assessments for accreditation.
Navigate around a desktop computer, print files and photographs
Store and manage digital media
Understand what the World Wide Web is, browse the web and understand security risks associated with opening certain email attachments.
Be confident in editing, transferring and sharing digital photographs.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is Entry 3 Digital Skills Award. You should have a basic working knowledge of computers. You should be able to follow spoken and written instructions, read handouts and take part in discussions.
You should be familiar with a computer keyboard and basic mouse functions.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teaching will involve all work being done at the computer with ongoing assessment and tasks to practice outside the classroom so access to a computer will be essential.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No additional costs but you will need access to a computer to practice. You may want to bring a USB to save your work.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You could progress to a higher level computer course or consider one of our courses for care and support work.