Level 1 Digital Skills
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Who is it for?
This course introduces you to today’s Essential Digital Skills and four of the most popular Microsoft Applications used regularly in the workplace and at home. Towards the end of the course, you take three assessments and on successful completion receive a certificate at Entry Level 3 or Level 1.
The course will enable you to recognise the usage and applications that influence essential digital skills in everyday life at home and at work. You will learn to create a range of complex and attractive documents, more detailed spreadsheets, and professional animated presentations, as well as professional emails and utilising an electronic calendar effectively. On completion of the course, you may consider completing the next level in Essential Digital Skills or an alternative related course.
You must have a basic knowledge of IT and have experience of using a mouse, keyboard, touchscreen and using the internet. Some knowledge of the four Microsoft Applications Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel will be useful.
You must have an interest in enhancing your digital skills and developing your knowledge of the four Microsoft Applications Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.
No additional qualifications are required, although learners should have basic skills in using their electronic devices, use of mouse and keyboard, and touch-screen, and connecting to the internet via Wi-Fi.
What does the course involve?
The classes will focus on Essential Digital Skills such as Using Devices and Handling Information; Creating and Editing; Communicating; Transacting; Being Safe and Responsible Online; and familiar Microsoft applications such as Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.
Lessons will be held in a computing lab where your tutor will demonstrate how to use a range of tools and applications. Your tutor will provide support whilst you practice using the software effectively and create your own portfolio.
How is the course assessed?
During the sessions your tutor will assess your work and provide feedback. Additional tasks will be provided for you to practice at home.
To be certified at the end of the course, you will complete a task-based assessment, question paper and an observation.
A USB pen will be useful, as it will enable you to take electronic copies of your work home.
Please bring a notebook to make notes and invest in a folder to keep all your printouts and assessments.
What do I do next?
If you meet the entry requirements for this course, please use the Register my Interest or Apply Now buttons or contact Part-time Admissions on 01743 342333 to organise enrolment. If you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Part-time Admissions on 01743 342 333, use our Live Chat facility or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.