Course title:
Essential Digital Skills Level 1
Tutor:
Theresa Mattingly
Course ID:
C3532970
Start date:
01/03/2022
End date:
19/05/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 01 Mar 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Thu 03 Mar 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Tue 08 Mar 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Thu 10 Mar 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Tue 15 Mar 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Thu 17 Mar 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Tue 22 Mar 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Thu 24 Mar 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Tue 29 Mar 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Thu 31 Mar 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Tue 05 Apr 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Thu 07 Apr 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Tue 12 Apr 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Thu 14 Apr 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Tue 03 May 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Tue 10 May 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Thu 12 May 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Tue 17 May 2022 12:30 PM - 15:00 PM 2.5
Thu 19 May 2022 12:30 PM - 16:00 PM 3.5
Total sessions: 19
Total number of classroom hours: 48.5
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 48.5
Date
Tue 01 Mar 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Thu 03 Mar 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Tue 08 Mar 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Thu 10 Mar 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Tue 15 Mar 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Thu 17 Mar 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Tue 22 Mar 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Thu 24 Mar 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Tue 29 Mar 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Thu 31 Mar 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Tue 05 Apr 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Thu 07 Apr 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Tue 12 Apr 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Thu 14 Apr 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Tue 03 May 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Tue 10 May 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Thu 12 May 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Tue 17 May 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 15:00 PM
Hours
2.5
Date
Thu 19 May 2022
Times
12:30 PM - 16:00 PM
Hours
3.5
Total sessions:
19
Total number of classroom hours:
48.5
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
48.5
Venue:
Mixture of Face to Face and Zoom sessions (plus Canvas)
WEA York Court
7 York Court
Wilder Street
Bristol
BS2 8QH
Leads to qualification?    Yes
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Qualification title:
Essential Digital Skills
Awarding body:
NCFE
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
£0.00 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 improvers
Before you can join this course you will need to talk to a member of staff and do an initial assessment to make sure the course is right for you. Please call the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464
This course is for improvers
Before you can join this course you will need to talk to a member of staff and do an initial assessment to make sure the course is right for you. Please call the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You will ideally have a mobile phone that can make video calls and connect to the Internet.
Course aim:
The aim of this qualification is to teach you the essential digital skills that are needed for everyday life, and in the workplace
Course description:
This course will give you the confidence to use digital skills in your everyday life, and also in the workplace. This Level 1 course is suitable for improvers, as you will build upon your current digital device knowledge. You will learn and practice how to use the Microsoft Office programmes. This includes creating and editing text documents in Word, creating spreadsheets and using number calculations in Excel, and using PowerPoint to create presentations. You will also learn how to stay safe online, communicate appropriately online for life and work, how to store files and folders including using cloud storage and how to overcome common problems that occur on digital devices.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Use Word and PowerPoint to create more advanced documents and Excel to create and process numerical data
2. Use cloud storage to save and retrieve files and folders
3. Be safe and responsible online and on digital devices
4. Communicate with others online for life and work
5. Overcome common problems that occur on digital devices
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