This course has been developed following the DfE National Standards for Essential Digital Skills. It covers five skills areas: using devices and handling information creating and editing communicating transacting and being safe and responsible online. The qualification is designed to enable learners with limited digital skills to develop confidence and motivation to safely access and use community and wider services and opportunities presented online and digitally.
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This course is for 19+ learners. You need to have achieved English and Maths at Entry Level 3 or equivalent.
Assessment is based on activities set by the tutor and is structured to allow achievement in bite-size blocks. Assessment can include case studies practical tasks and demonstrations question/answer tests/exams and tutor observation.
Aims of the course
This course covers 11 learning outcomes and is designed to give you a broad understanding and knowledge of Information Technology and essential digital skills. You will understand how to stay safe online use devices buy securely online share information and create documents.
Upon completing this course you can progress to a Level 2 Certificate in IT. You can also apply for courses in areas related to Digital Technologies and Computer Science which may include Level 2 IT Cybersecurity and a wide range of other related IT courses.
We have a wide range of computer rooms and labs where you will learn a range of skills. You will also have access to breakout areas for independent learning.
This course gives you the potential to progress to higher-level courses in areas related to Digital Technologies and Computer Science. These may include some of the following areas of study and employment or apprenticeships at a junior level: Artificial Intelligence Robotics Computer Science CyberSecurity Data Analytics Data Science Digital Technologies Games Design Games Development Information Systems Software Engineering and a wide range of other IT courses.