What is the course about?
Improve your digital kills with our Level 1 programme. Developing skills introduced at Entry 3, this is an continuation to understanding the world of technology for home and work users. Become competent, safe and productive, developing new skills and bulding your confidence. You will need a reliable internet source and a computer or laptop, but some learners maybe entitled to support with new equipment.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
The course is Level 1, so it is essential that you have already completed a programme at Entry Level 3 (or above) or already have a good understanding of using core office products such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
What topics does the course cover?
During the course you will cover the essentials of using word processing and spreadsheet software and IT security (staying safe online). You will learn how to select and use IT technology and software effectively to suit the purpose of the task. You will understand different systems and how to plan automated tasks.
How will I be taught and assessed?
This course is offered as an on line programme where you will receive tution and direction at set times during the week from your tutor. You will need to be able to access this direct teaching input, engaging with your tutor and peers and have time to practice your skills as homework. You will be required to upload a portfolio of your work that will be set as a series of assignments that you will need to complete in a timely manner throughout the duration of the programme. Once enrolled, learners will be able to download a free copy of Microsoft Office and will be given access to Microsoft office 365.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Learners on a low income or in receipt of applicable benefits will not be required to pay a fee. We may also be able to provide a laptop*. You will need regu;at access to a computer or laptop and reliable internet service to complete this course. Once enrolled, learners will be able to download a free copy of Microsoft Office and will be given access to Microsoft office 365.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
At level 1 you will have a sound knowledge of using IT for a range of purposes at home and at work. You will be familiar with chosing the correct product for the task and to be able to create and edit a range of documents to suit the intended purpose.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Upon successful completion of level 1 you may wish to use these skills to support your study of other subjects such as Business Administration or AAT? Or you may want to develop your digital skills further and enrol on our level 2 course to advance your skill?