Essential Digital Skills- a Preparation

Course code: WPWU100P

Subject area: Computing & Digital Technologies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 12:00pm

Friday

23rd Sep 2022 - 4th Nov 2022

Witney Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This qualification aims to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study. At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for life and introducing learners to digital skills for work. At Level 1 the focus is primarily on digital skills for work with a secondary focus on digital skills for life.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

The content of the qualifications is based on the National standards for essential digital skills April 2019. This qualification will enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study as set out in the National standards for essential digital skills. This course is designed to assess the preparedness of a learner to undertake the full qualification. Alongside your tutor you will decide on your path forward after fully assessing your present skillset.

There will be no classes on 21/10/22 or 28/10/22.

There are vending machines available where hot/cold drinks and snacks can be purchased. There are watercoolers on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
There is no parking on the campus during the day. Please use Marriotts Walk or Woodford Way Car Parks which are a few minutes’ walk away.
Please report to Reception on arrival. A photo-id will be issued, for you to wear when you attend classes.

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.

Entry Level 3 in Essential Digital Skills or Digital Skills for life depending on your assessment.
You should be 19 years old or over on the 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course and have some basic computer skills. You should ideally be looking for work or wishing to improve your employment prospects by enrolling onto this course.

You will be invited to a short interview with the course leader. You will also be required to undertake an English Skills assessment as well as an initial assessment of your current digital skills to ensure you are applying to the correct level.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
This course is free to those who meet the eligibility criteria.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these 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: £49.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £49.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

None this is a prequalification course.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.