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Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Athos Pellapaisiotou
  • Course Code K23ITCA17A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Pearson Level 1 in Essential Digital Skills is for learners who want to develop understanding and skills in digital. The qualification gives learners the opportunity to: • demonstrate the ability to develop manage and configure devices • apply knowledge and these skills to organise, share and manage files • become vigilant of online threats • achieve a foundation for further study at Level 2.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Using Devices and Handling Information
  • Creating and Editing
  • Communicating
  • Transacting
  • Being Safe and Responsible Online

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualification: Essential Digital Skills [EDEXCEL]

Class format and activities

Pearson Level 1 in Essential Digital Skills consists of two externally set and internally marked assessments. They are available as on-demand assessments. Using Devices and Handling Information 1.1 Using devicesKnow how to keep operating system and applications up to date and apply system settings. 1.2 Finding and evaluating information 1.3 Managing and storing information 1.4 Identifying and solving technical problems1.4.1 Identify and know how to apply solutions to common technical problems, using online tutorial, FAQs and help facilities. 1.5 Developing digital skills 2.1 Creating and editing documents 2.1.1 Use applications to enter, edit, format, layout information (including text, tables, graphics, and charts) for a range of purposes and audiences. 2.2 Creating and editing digital media2.2.1 Edit and enhance an image. 2.3 Processing numerical data2.3.1 Enter, edit, sort, process, format and chart numeric data. 3.1. Communication and sharing 3.2 Managing traceable online activities3.2.1 Take steps to manage online identify. 4.1 Using online services 4.1.1 Know how to interact with online transactional services. 4.1.2 Know how to manage account settings. 4.2 Buying securely online4.2.1 Compare online buying options for a specific product or service. 4.2.2 Identify the best option. 5.1 Protecting privacy 5.1.1 Protect personal information and privacy. 5.1.2 Understand the personal rights and options for controlling the use of personal data. 5.2 Protecting data 5.2.1 Know how to protect devices and data from online risks and threats. 5.2.2 Know the advantages of backing up data locally and to the Cloud. 5.3 Being responsible online5.3.1 Use appropriate language online. 5.3.2 Know about appropriate behaviour online. 5.4 Digital well-being 5.4.2 Know how to apply simple methods to avoid psychological health risks while using devices.

Entry requirements

This is a Level 1 course for students at general beginner level. All students need to have a beginners/entry 3 course or have relevant experience. You will need an interview by a subject tutor.

What you need to know before you enrol

You must make sure you can commit for the whole duration of the courses. Regular attendance is important.

What you need

You will need a USB/Memory stick and a folder. Pens and paper will be required. You will need an access to a computer at home and do some independent studying.

What you can do next

There are a variety of other courses you could do either at the same time or after this course. The immediate progress is Level 2 Certificate in IT User .