Digital Companions

Ref: C2346057

The course will develop your skills to support older people get online. We will show you how you can use your interpersonal and digital skills to build their confidence, know how to find further help, and stay safe online.

Course aim

To provide you with the soft skills required to be a Digital Companion, to help you understand older people's needs, to help build their confidence and skills to get online.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • to understand effective communication skills to build rapport
  • understand how to motivate
  • participate in class discussions with confidence
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How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

View full course information sheet

Digital Companions

Conditions

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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