Get confident with digital skills - for deaf people (Entry 2)

Course Dates: 20/01/22 - 31/03/22
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
This course will help you to get more confident, knowledgeable and skilful with Digital Skills. By the end of this course you will be able to use your device, Internet and emails confidently.
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). For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: YC005

Thu, day, 20 Jan - 31 Mar '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Before booking on this course, we'll need you to log in or register with us if you're new. Please then contact us for a chat with our team to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

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What is the course about?

You will learn how to understand and use jargon and terminology when using the device, Internet and emails. You will learn how to search on the internet more efficiently and securely, and use emails safely, securely and confidently in both formal and informal situations.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

understanding jargon and terminology when using the device, Internet and email
using different search engines
how to organise your searches, using bookmarks, tabs and the navigation bar
accessing popular and useful webpages and sites
emailing including sending and receiving messages, using attachments and managing your emails
using the internet and email safely.

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

understand and use jargon and terminology when using the device, Internet and email
use different search engines
how to organise your searches, using bookmarks, tabs and the navigation bar
access popular and useful webpages and sites
email including sending and receiving messages, using attachments and managing your emails
use the internet and email safely.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is aimed for those who have little confidence in Digital Skills. To find out your level of skills, you will need to complete the initial assessment & the interview before enrolling. To book the assessment & the interview, please contact: e-mail: universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk; phone (sms): 07307 810118; phone (voice): 02074922511.

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

This course is delivered online (via Zoom). You will be taught in a deaf-only group with a tutor who is fluent in British Sign Language. To be able to access the course online, you will need: a laptop, PC, or a tablet; a stable internet connection; an up-to-date web browser (this is a software on your computer that helps you go on the Internet - we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox); a webcam - this is normally part of your laptop or tablet - if you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external webcam; The interactive Google Classroom will optimise your learning: you will be able to access handouts and worksheets, submit your homework, complete various activities etc. You will also have one to one tutorials with your tutor to address any individual learning needs that you might have.

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

This course is delivered online (via Zoom). You will be taught in a deaf-only group with a tutor who is fluent in British Sign Language. To be able to access the course online, you will need: a laptop, PC, or a tablet; a stable internet connection; an up-to-date web browser (this is a software on your computer that helps you go on the Internet - we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox); a webcam - this is normally part of your laptop or tablet - if you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external webcam; The interactive Google Classroom will optimise your learning: you will be able to access handouts and worksheets, submit your homework, complete various activities etc. You will also have one to one tutorials with your tutor to address any individual learning needs that you might have.

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

Your attendance and punctuality is expected to be at 85% or above. At the end of this course, your course tutor will review your learning progress including your attendance/punctuality and will advise accordingly.

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