Essential Digital Skills

Year: 2020/21
Exam Board: Gateway (Entry level 3 & Level 1)

You must be 19+ years of age by 31 August 2020. You have to have been a resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 years or be a family member of an EEA national.

Content & Overview 
This course will teach you how to use ICT (computers). The content is based on the government’s national standards for essential digital skills.

  • Using devices and handling information
  • Creating and editing documents
  • Communicating
  • Transacting
  • Being safe and responsible online

Suitable for
Adults who are looking to learn, update or refresh their knowledge of computers.
Delivery method
Classroom and online teaching and learning. You will mainly be using a laptop computer.
Application Method
You will be required to attend an information session the week before the course starts. An initial assessment identifies if you have any learning support needs. The tutor will also assess your current digital knowledge to get you on the correct course level.
Fill in the form at the bottom of this page to book your place on an information session.

Course information sessions:

To be confirmedAshby Community Hub

Course times:

Start datesDayTimeDurationLocationCost
To be confirmedWednesday9.30am – 12.30pm7 weeksAshby Community HubFully funded / FREE

An individual learning plan will provide you with the structure and level of learning for the course. Your progress during the course is assessed using question and answer, observation and computer tasks. You will be given regular verbal and written feedback. You will be assessed with an online computer-based test at the end of the course.
Further Study
Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress onto further courses such as ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) at Level 1 or 2
Additional Information
Please bring a notepad and a pen.

Digital Skills
Learner Voice. Paul

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