When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Marlene Nagulendran
  • Course Code W23MITB02C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

The course "Computer Skills for Work Entry 2" is designed to help individuals develop basic computer literacy and essential skills necessary for employment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Basic Computer Operation: Develop proficiency in fundamental computer operations, including starting up and shutting down the computer, navigating the desktop, using the mouse and keyboard effectively, and understanding basic computer terminology.
  • File Management: Learn how to organize, create, save, and retrieve files and folders on a computer system. Develop skills in file naming conventions, file organization, and understanding different file formats.
  • Internet and Email Usage: Gain competence in using web browsers to browse the internet, conduct basic online searches, and navigate websites. Learn to use email applications to send, receive, and manage emails effectively, including creating and organizin
  • Word Processing Skills: Acquire skills in using word processing software to create, format, and edit documents. Learn essential features such as typing and formatting text, inserting images, and applying basic formatting options like bold
  • Digital Communication: Understand and use digital communication tools effectively, such as instant messaging, online forums, and video conferencing platforms. Develop skills in using these tools for professional communication and collaboration in the work
  • Online Safety and Security: Learn about the importance of online safety and security practices. Understand how to protect personal information, identify potential online threats, and apply basic security measures to safeguard computer systems and data.
  • Employability Skills: Enhance employability skills by developing effective communication, teamwork, and time management skills through various computer-based activities and collaborative projects. Gain an understanding of the importance of digital skills
  • Digital Literacy and Confidence: Build confidence in using computers and digital technologies, allowing individuals to adapt to future technological advancements and work with a wide range of digital tools. Develop digital literacy skills to navigate the

Class format and activities

The course will be delivered through a combination of interactive lessons, problem-solving activities, and practical examples. Students will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on exercises, group discussions, and individual study to reinforce their learning. Additionally, regular assessments and feedback will help students track their progress and identify areas that require further attention.

Entry requirements

There are no specific knowledge prerequisites for this course. It is designed for individuals with very limited computer experience. English language at entry level 2 or above. 1. Initial Assessments and interview to evaluate current level of digital skills knowledge and skills, including capability to study. These assessments help determine the students the appropriate level of the digital skills course

What you need to know before you enrol

Before enrolling, it's important to consider the following steps and factors: 1. Evaluate Personal Interest and Motivation: Consider your interest in digital skills and your motivation to study. Reflect on why you want to pursue the course and how it aligns with your academic or career goals. Ensure that you are genuinely interested in the subject matter to maintain engagement throughout the course. 2. Understand Course Content and Expectations: Understand the level of commitment, workload, and expectations associated with studying a computer course. This will help you gauge if you are ready to dedicate the necessary time and effort to succeed in the course. 3. Plan Your Study Schedule: Evaluate your existing commitments and the access you have to a computer with internet connection, as you will need it to complete the assigned homework. Plan your study schedule, considering the recommended study hours and allocating time for homework, revision, and practice.

What you need

Stationery: Bring essential stationery items such as pens. It's useful to have a variety of coloured pens or highlighters for annotating and emphasizing key points in your notes. Notebook: Carry a notebook specifically dedicated to your digital skills class. Use it to take notes, and record any additional explanations or examples provided by your teacher. Positive Attitude and Willingness to Learn: Lastly, bring a positive attitude and a willingness to actively participate in class discussions, ask questions, and engage with the material. Having a growth mindset and a genuine enthusiasm for learning will contribute to your success.

What you can do next

Opportunity to progress to Essential Digital Skills Entry 3 accredited courses, following the course tutor's evaluation on three key areas: performance in assessments, regular attendance, and completing homework assignments.