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Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Marlene Nagulendran
  • Course Code W23MITD02B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Multiply Digital Skills for Everyday Use is a practical course designed to enhance participants' ability to effectively utilize digital tools and technologies for numerical tasks and calculations in their daily lives. This course is suitable for individuals of all backgrounds, including those with very limited prior experience with numbers and technology.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Utilize Digital Tools: Effectively use digital tools and technologies for everyday numerical tasks, such as basic calculations, data analysis, and problem-solving.
  • Basic Numerical Operations: Perform basic numerical operations accurately and efficiently using digital calculators or spreadsheets.
  • Data Management: Organize and manage numerical data using digital tools, including basic sorting and filtering.
  • Financial Management: Apply digital skills to manage personal finances, including budgeting, expense tracking, and calculating interest rates or loan payments.

Class format and activities

Through a combination of theoretical lessons, hands-on activities, and real-world scenarios, participants will develop the necessary skills to confidently engage with numbers and perform numerical operations using digital resources. Course Duration: The course is conducted over a period of one term, with each week focusing on different aspects of digital skills with numbers.

Entry requirements

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. 2. Working towards Entry Level 3 in maths and digital skills, or equivalent.

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. By considering these steps and factors, you can make an informed decision about enrolling. Remember to gather information, seek guidance from trusted sources, and ensure that you have the necessary preparation and commitment to excel in the course.

What you need

When attending an IT class, it's important to come prepared with the following items: 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 progression to accredited Essential Digital Skills courses at Entry Level 3 or above could be offered at the end of term, following the course tutor's evaluation on three key areas: performance in assessments, regular attendance, and completing homework assignments.

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