Essential Digital Skills for Work - Level 1
The intent of this course is to help you to develop the skills and knowledge needed for everyday life, learning and work and is designed for adults with some experience of using digital devices and the internet but who do not yet have secure basic digital skills. This course leads to an Essential Digital Skills Qualification at Level 1.
You will learn about using devices and handling information, creating and editing, communicating, transacting and being safe and responsible online.
B1: £0.00 (In London Resident)
B2: £0.00 (London Concessionary)
B3: £0.00 (Concessionary)
B4: £0.00 (Out of London Resident)
Prosp User 2
At the end of this course you should be able to:
- Keep operating systems and applications up to date and apply solutions to common technical problems
- Use appropriate techniques to carry out and refine searches
- Organise and store information to enable efficient information retrieval and backup data locally using a cloud provider
- Use applications to enter, format and layout information for a range of purposes and audiences
- Edit and enhance images
- Enter, edit, sort, process, format and chart numeric data
- Identify and use appropriate modes of online communication for a range of contexts and audiences
- Take steps to manage online identity
- Interact with online transactional services and manage account settings
- Compare online buying options for an item or service and identify the best option
-Protect personal information, privacy, devices and data, understanding personal rights and options for controlling the use of personal data
- Configure and use multifactor authentication to access and use online services
- Apply simple methods to avoid physical and psychological health risks while using devices.
Prosp User 3
Your tutor will assess your learning throughout the course through observations, question and answer, tasks and exercises. Outside of class, you will need to practise on a weekly basis in order to develop your confidence and skills.
You will record your progress through your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and your tutor will provide you with ongoing feedback to support you.
This is a qualification course, which will be awarded upon successful completion of mandatory controlled assessments.
Prosp User 4
Before enrolling you on this course, you will need to complete an initial assessment to ensure that this is the correct level for you.
You will need:
- Entry Level 3/Level 1 English skills
- Entry Level Digital Skills
If you don’t yet meet the pre-course requirements, we may recommend other courses which will support you to progress and achieve your goal.
Prosp User 5
This course will include blended learning, so you should expect to attend some sessions online and some in a centre, you will be given further details during your first session. You will receive an induction to online learning at the beginning of your course and your tutor will work with you to develop the skills you need to successfully learn online. Additional support will also be available to you, if required. In order to take part you will need to have access to the internet and a laptop or personal computer. You will be able to book computer access in centres if you don’t have a computer and/or internet access at home or may be able to borrow a device through our Loan and Learn Scheme (subject to availability). Prosp User 14
You will need a notepad, pen, and a memory stick at a cost of approximately £5. Please do not purchase any items before the first session.
Yes. If you think you might need some additional support with your learning, please ask your tutor or the centre staff for more information about our learning support offer.
Prosp User 6
Upon successful completion of this course you could progress onto:
- Website design - Level 1 Award
- Introduction to Programming - Level 1 Award
- Cyber security - Level 1 Award
- AAT Level 1 Award in Bookkeeping
- Vocational qualifications
Prosp User 7
Many employers across a range of sectors now see good digital skills as essential within the workplace. This course gives you the opportunity to develop and certify your skills, which can improve your employability and enhance your CV.
Prosp User 8
We welcome views from our learners in a number of ways. You can give your views through your ILP, course evaluation forms, on-line questionnaires and our Compliments, Comments and Complaints forms which can be found in Centre offices. You may also choose to become a course representative for your class, which your tutor will discuss with the class at the start of your course.
Prosp User 9
We want you to enjoy your learning experience and feel safe, equal and respected while you are learning with us. If you have any concerns about any of these things please report it to a member of staff.
Prosp User 10
To apply, you will first need to attend an initial assessment session, please see our website or contact a centre for details of upcoming dates.
You will be able to pay by cash, card or cheque (made payable to London Borough of Hillingdon).
Prosp User 11
12:15 - 15:15
15 weeks