Digital Skills for Life - Improvers

Course code: WCAR801P

Subject area: Digital Technologies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Monday

10th Jan 2022 - 21st Mar 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This fully-funded course offers the learner a qualification that further develops their knowledge and digital skills within a life-related context.

It is based on the Essential Digital Skills Framework which is as follows:
1 Using devices and handling information: This skills area covers a basic understanding of hardware, software, operating systems and commonly used applications. Students will develop fundamental digital skills by learning how to manage and store information, and identify and solve simple technical issues.
2 Creating and editing: Students will first learn to create and edit documents before moving on to creating and editing other types of digital media, such as images, audio files and videos. Eventually, students will be taught to use applications to edit, enhance and format different types of information for a range of purposes and audiences.

3 Communicating: The communication skills area requires students to demonstrate an understanding of electronic communications, such as email and video calls. Students will gain awareness and be able to use digital communication for a range of contexts and audiences

4 Transacting: This skills area involves the ability to complete and submit an online form, comply with digital verification checks, and purchase an item or service online. Eventually, students will learn to compare products against other available online options and manage their transactional account settings.

5 Being safe and responsible online: The final skills area is to understand the importance of digital wellbeing, students will learn about being responsible online. This will involve privacy and data protection, conducting best practice online behaviour, backing up data, and understanding the psychological health risks of online activity.

Please note there is no teaching on the 21/02/2022

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £78.40
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £78.40


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £47.04
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £47.04

This Digital Skills eight-week course offers learners the opportunity to further develop their digital skills. It will help the learner use digital skills to keep safe online and carry out simple tasks such as finding information online or inputting information into an existing document or online form. They will learn how to use digital skills to communicate with friends and family via a chosen means, for example, Skype, text or other social media.