Is this course right for me?

Our suite of digital literacy courses are aimed at those who want a gentle and informal approach to learning how to use technology. The sessions are delivered by friendly and approachable tutors, lessons are planned to meet the interests of those attending and can be enjoyed as part of career development of learning for pleasure.

You will learn the basics of using a computer or device, which will include basic typing and keyboard skills to create documents.

You will also learn about: staying safe online, your digital footprint, interacting with others online and using security features on devices.

You will learn how to manage your digital information from files and photos to web pages.

You will create/use an email account to communicate with others and to sign up to online services.

You are welcome to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Entry requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Students will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to complete the full 10  weeks.

You may be asked to complete an initial assessment screening tool to help us decide which course is right for you.

Delivery:

Teaching and learning will take place in the classroom with an emphasis on practising the skills shown in the class at home.

Delivery will be varied to suit individual styles and will include:

  • presentations and instruction from your tutors
  • independent research
  • assignment tasks/projects

Assessment:

Assessment will be based on a portfolio of work produced throughout the course. You will need to demonstrate that you can work independently to complete the tasks set, assessment will be through observation during the sessions by the tutor who delivers the course.

All students will be asked to complete a Personal Development Plan which will identify personal learning targets and reasons for attending the course. At the end of each session you will complete a reflective review of the skills learnt and identify difficulties and successes, this helps us to make sure you only move onto the next step when you feel confident and ready to do so.

Progression:

  • Digital Literacy Intermediate
  • Get Started
  • Get Skilled Up
  • Introduction to Work