Course title:
Digital Skills for Jobseeking
Tutor:
Karen Binns
Course ID:
C2346787
Start date:
24/01/2022
End date:
28/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 24 Jan 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 31 Jan 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 07 Feb 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 21 Feb 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Mon 28 Feb 2022 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 7.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 7.5
Date
Mon 24 Jan 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 31 Jan 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 07 Feb 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 21 Feb 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 28 Feb 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
5
Total number of classroom hours:
7.5
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
7.5
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
KCU Ltd at Fuller Church
51 Gold Street
Kettering
NN16 8JB
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£30.75 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
Other

Email access to logon to Canvas.

This course is for beginners
Other

Email access to logon to Canvas.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
- A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - Own notebook and pen.
Course aim:
This course is for beginners who want to learn the basics in online safety, creating/setting out documents, sending email with attachments and comparing their transferable job skills to the ones employers want.
Course description:
This course is on document creation skills, knowing soft skills employers need/your transferable skills and email techniques to help with future job employment or contribute to your health and wellbeing. This course starts with H&S/keeping safe online then knowing skills employers want/transferable skills you have to help with future job employment. Continuing with Word terminology, tips, skills to create documents saving to a USB including using margins, page orientation, tables, headers, formatting, layout and spellchecking. Finishing with emails, netiquette, attachments and folders (if time) to communicate better for health and wellbeing.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Understand the 5 transferable skills which employers currently want and identify at least 3 of my own transferable skills.
2. Contribute/recall two items from staying safe online quiz.
3. Create and set out a documents and save one to USB.
4. Learn 2 points on email netiquette and send an email (possibly adding an attachment).
5. Understand one way to keep a Word document or email accurate.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk