Essential Digital Skills
This course is designed for people aged over 19 years and is an introduction to Information Technology (IT) and digital skills, for those who are new to IT or have very little experience.
The world has become more digital than ever, and this recognised qualification will equip you with the digital skills you need for life, work, or further study. You will learn how to use computers for storing and handling information, creating and editing work, communicating with others and carrying out transactions online safely and responsibly.
- Computer essentials
- Common functions of a personal computer
- How to organise and manage folders and files
- IT security
- Online essential – using email and the internet
There are three exams to pass at the end of the course and we will help you get to this stage.
Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress onto the ICDL Extra.
Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.
As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.
You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey. As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.
While there are no formal qualifications required, a basic understanding of using different applications is essential. In the first two weeks you will complete initial assessments with your teachers to make sure you are on the right level course.