What opportunities will this course give me?

This exciting new qualification will give you the opportunity to develop your digital skills; a variety of skills will be taught to enhance your skills and confidence. You will be able to progress through the levels of Essential Digital Skills for Life and Work and develop transferable skills to open new opportunities and experiences to you. No prior experience or knowledge is necessary to join this class. This course is free for anyone who has no prior qualification.

What will I be learning?

There are 5 key elements to the course:
Communication;
Entry level - Creating and editing contacts, receiving and sending online communication, participating in video calls and understanding your digital footprint.
Level 1 - Use appropriate modes of online communication and be able to manage online identity.

Creating and editing:
Entry level - Creating and editing documents as well as capturing and securing images, sound and videos.
Level 1 - Use a variety of applications to edit and format information for a range of audiences and purposes, ability to edit and enhance an image, use a spreadsheet to derive new information.

Using devices and handling information;
Entry level - Using devices, finding and evaluating information, managing and storing information and identifying and solving technical problems.
Level 1 - Using devices and keeping operating systems and applications up to date, adapting technics to find and evaluate information online, organise and stop information in a single or multiple devices.

Transactions;
Entry level - Using online services and buying securely online.
Level 1 - Manage account settings and use online transaction services as well as comparing buying options for goods and services.

Being safe and legal online;
Entry level - Protecting privacy and data, understanding how to become responsible online and how to enhance your digital well being.
Level 1 - Protecting privacy, devices and data from online threats, use backup services including using a cloud, appropriate use of language and behaviour online as well as how to maintain physical and psychological well being.

A wide range of skills will be learnt: using devices, managing and storing information, identify and solving problems, creating documents for purpose, being able to communicate and understanding your digital footprint, using online services securely and protecting yourself and your data. You will be experiencing these key elements to enhance your digital awareness, well-being and skills - which could open a variety of employment opportunities for you.

Why is this course for me?

If you wish to enhance your digital skills for personal development or progression in work, this is the course for you. The initiative for this course, is to enable you to be safe online, develop skills needed in everyday life including making online purchases, creating a document to use for home or work and enhancing your digital wellbeing.

This qualification has been developed using information collected about the digital skills within the UK now:
11.3 million people lack full basic digital skills
4.3 million people have no basic digital skills
5.4 million working adults are without basic digital skills
People with a registered disability are 4 times as likely to be offline

How will my learning be enhanced?

You will be using technology such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and computers to enhance your skills. Where possible, your device is the best to learn from. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills outside the classroom.

Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?

Our team of ICT teachers are experienced in delivery; they will teach you how to use technology to the best of its capacity to allow you to make the most of your experience.

What do I need to sign up?

You will need to attend an initial assessment so that we can ensure that we are enrolling you onto the correct level programme. This can be done by completing an application online or calling the college.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This course will run for 10 weeks, for 3 hours weekly and will ensure you gain all skills needed. At the end of the course there will be an assessment and if successful, you will be issued with a certificate. The course will run every term and if starting at Entry 3, you will be given the opportunity to progress the following term to Level 1.

Pen / pencil, paper, digital device, if available (phone, tablet, laptop etc)

Application Information

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at goplaces@eastleigh.ac.uk.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code

DIGSK0

Course Options

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11/9/2020 - Apply Now

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Eastleigh College

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Fri

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09:15 – 12:15

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9/9/2020 - Apply Now

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Eastleigh College

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Wed

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18:00 – 21:00

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10

8/1/2021 - Apply Now

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Eastleigh College

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Fri

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09:15 – 12:15

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10

6/1/2021 - Apply Now

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Eastleigh College

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DSEB

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Wed

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18:00 – 21:00

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10

23/4/2021 - Apply Now

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Eastleigh College

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DSDC

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Fri

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09:15 – 12:15

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10

21/4/2021 - Apply Now

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Eastleigh College

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DSEC

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Wed

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18:00 – 21:00

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10

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Information, Advice and Guidance team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1299.