Essential Digital Skills

Ref: C2342158

If you need to improve your current IT and digital skills, explore our Essential Digital Skills course to get you started on your journey. This is a non-accredited course which is a practical and flexible way of improving your IT skills using devices. The course covers digital foundation skills, communicating, handling information and content, transacting, problem solving and being safe and legal online. At the end of the course learners will gain confidence and essential digital skills, be able to communicate with friends and family via email as well as shop online using secure websites.

Course aim

Develop skills using digital devices. Entering account information as required, understand the importance of communicating securely, use bookmarks to save and retrieve information on web browsers and create documents using word.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Understand how to use devices and enter appropriate account information as required.
  • Understand the importance of communicating securely and also sharing documents with others by attaching them to an email.
  • Understand how to use word processing software to create a CV or letter.
  • Begin to understanding that not all online information and content is reliable.
  • Set up an account online, using the appropriate websites or apps.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Essential Digital Skills

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As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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