Digital Skills for Life - Introduction

Course code: WCWS201P

Subject area: Digital Technologies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

10:00am - 12:00pm

Friday

25th Sep 2020 - 11th Dec 2020

Witney Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

The course will support learners to gain confidence to use digital skills and/or devices for personal and leisure purposes. It will enable them to use these digital skills and/or devices to communicate and share information with family and friends.
It will help adults overcome barriers that can exist due to a lack of digital skills, such as missing out on significant savings that may be available through online transactions for example.

Learners will be assessed in line with the national standards for Essential Digital Skills that cover five skills areas:

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.

Digital Skills for Life - Improvers
There are no entry requirements for this course.
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 cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, 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. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tution Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00