Our Digital Skills courses are great for those looking to navigate the online world, improve work and technical skills, and get the guidance you need to feel more comfortable on your device.

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Why choose these courses?

We offer courses for complete beginners to accredited courses in which you can gain qualifications you need to progress in your career.

 

  • Delivered at centres or online with tutor support
  • Access to Virtual Learning Environment with a range of excellent resources and guidance
  • The following courses could be fully funded
  • No previous experience needed
  • First class tutors and resources

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Let’s Get Digital

Are you not currently using digital technology or perhaps you are using it in limited ways but would like more confidence to engage with the technology?
Our Let’s Get Digital course is suitable for those who have no or very little knowledge and experience of digital skills, and once completed, will have provided you with the foundation skills to move onto the Essential Digital Skills courses.

Duration: 7 weeks

Location: In centres, countywide

Price: Free

You will learn how to:

  • turn on a device
  • use the available controls on a device
  • make use of accessibility tools on a device to make it easier to use
  • interact with the home screen on a device
  • connect a device to a safe and secure Wi-Fi network
  • use the internet to access information and content
  • open a browser to find and use websites
  • ensure that passwords and personal information are kept safely as they have value to others
  • update and change a password when prompted to do so

How to enrol

You will need to book an assessment session at one of our centres before enrolling on this course. Please call, 0345 603 7635

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Essential Digital Skills

The Essential Digital Skills courses will enable you to benefit from, participate in and contribute to the digital world of today and the future. These courses assume you have some foundation skills on which to build your confidence to engage with digital technology.

Duration: 18 weeks

Location: In centres, countywide

Price: Free

There are five categories of Essential Digital Skills for life and work:

  • Communicating online
  • Using devices and handling information
  • Transacting (buying) online
  • Creating and editing
  • Being responsible, safe and legal online

For more information about what the essential digital skills standards are, please view the Gateway Qualifications infographic.

 

How to enrol

You will need to book an assessment session at one of our centres before enrolling on this course. Please enrol online or call, 0345 603 7635

 

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IT Skills Using Word (Online course)

During the course you will learn how to enter/delete and amend text and other characters, change the display of text, enter images such as photos or logos, adjust the page layout including margins and paragraph settings, creating tables, save and print your work and quickly send it off as an email attachment.

 

Duration: 7 weeks

Location: Online

Price: £32/Free

 

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IT Skills Using Excel (Online course)

During the course you will learn how to enter, delete and find data, basic formatting, analysing data using charts, and ways of sorting your work, save and print options and how to make simple calculations.

 

Duration: 7 weeks

Price: £32/Free

 

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IT Skills Tasters

These online taster session will help you learn ways to improve your digital skills including topics such as Stop Frame, Being Safe online, Coding, Email, Microsoft and more more!

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How to enrol

Further details, including course information sheets, are available through the full list of courses.

If you are interested in gaining a qualification (European Computer Driving License), please visit our ECDL page.

We are happy to provide you with more information about our courses before you make a decision. Fill out the contact form below and one of our tutors will get back to you.

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