Course code: WCAT800P
Subject area: Digital Technologies
Study level: Part Time
Course level: U
12:00pm - 2:00pm
11th Jan 2022 - 22nd Mar 2022
01235 555 585
This new fully-funded course offers adults the opportunity to develop their digital skills with the Essential Digital Skills qualification. It has been developed to support learners obtaining digital skills within a life-related context. 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.
This is the first of three Digital Skills courses and each course will offer the opportunity to gain confidence and develop these essential skills. It is a ten-week course designed for people with no basic digital skills in the following five areas: 1. Managing information2. Problem solving3. Communicating4. Creating5. Transacting
Please note there will be no teaching on the 22/02/2022
Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.
You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.
16 - 18 Fee
Tuition Fee: £98.00Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £98.00
19+ Reduced Fee
Tuition Fee: £58.80Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £58.80