Foundation Digital Skills

Ref: C2345920

The course will assume no prior knowledge of computing and is intended for absolute beginners with little or no experience of using computers. It will take students from the first step of learning to switch on and use a device, through connecting to a Wi-Fi network and being able to carry out Google searches, whilst staying safe online While the course focuses on the use of Microsoft Windows computers, a range of devices including mobile phones, tablets, Wi-Fi etc. will also be covered

Course aim

You will gain digital foundation IT skills that you need for life and work, including turning on and using a device, staying safe online and finding websites using the internet

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Understand how to turn on and use the available controls on a device and use accessibility tools on a device to make it easier to use
  • Show how to connect a device to a safe and secure Wi-Fi network
  • Discover how the internet allows access to information and content via Wi-Fi, describe how to access the internet and open a browser to find and use websites
  • Create, update and change a password when prompted to do so, recognise that passwords and personal information need to be kept safely
  • Experiment and interact with the home screen on a tablet or smartphone

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a notebook and pen

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Foundation Digital Skills


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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