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. Friendly and approachable tutors deliver the sessions, and 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 be a confident user of technology and may want to advance your skills further.

You will negotiate learning targets and aims with your tutor which are specific to your needs.

You will continue to develop your IT skills and learn new techniques and programs, whilst continuing to use the skills learnt on previous courses such as email, internet searching, and the office suite.

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 Continuation - where there is a demand, the course and group may continue into the next academic year
  • Get Skilled Up
  • Introduction to Work
  • Return to Learn
  • Skills for Further Study
  • IT Skills for the workplace