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It is estimated that one in five adults don’t have basic skills in digital technology. To fill this gap, we have introduced this Essential Digital Skills Qualification based on the Government's national standards. These qualifications are designed for adults aged 19+ and will give you the skills you need for work and daily life and are free of charge. The qualifications are intended to support you to join the digital world by learning skills for life, work or for use in further study
On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Essential Digital Skills (Entry 3) [EDEXCEL]
Classes will be delivered in the classroom at the Waterloo site, typical activities will include: Whole group teaching, Group activities, Practical exercises, Demonstrations, 1-1 Support and guidance. Assessment methods will include ongoing formal/informal tutor assessment, self-assessment and a final exam. Teaching will be delivered using Microsoft Office 365, Ms Teams and other web based learning resources such as YouTube videos, online quizzes. It is essential that you have an email account. At the end of the course, students will be expected to sit the Essential Digital Skills Qualification Exam at Entry Level 3
Required literacy/ ESOL Level is working towards Entry 3. Familiarity with using the keyboard, email and the Internet.
All new students will be invited to take an initial assessment and interviewed to check their current skills.
This course requires study/completion of homework, reflection and personal studies outside of class time, you must set time aside for these activities, at least 3 hours per week recommended. You will need the following programs installed on your device:• Internet Explore• Microsoft Outlook. . It is important that you have access to a computer connected to the Internet outside of class in order to complete your homework.
Progression onto Essential Digital Skills for Work Level 1, Employment opportunities.