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IT & Computing

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.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    This course is for 19+ learners. You need to have achieved English and Maths at Entry Level 3 or equivalent.

    Assessment Method

    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.

    Progression Opportunities

    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.

    Career Options

    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.

Course Details

Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 9 weeks
Start Date 17/03/2025
End Date 20/06/2025
Course Code 4ITAD9A0


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16-18 Free
19-24 £ 0
24+ Please Enquire
International Please Enquire
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Southwark College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

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