Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
January 10 Weeks TBC Part-Time - Day Bede Campus Skills for Employment
September 12 Weeks E Part-Time - Day Bede Campus Skills for Employment
March 10 Weeks TBC Distance Learning Bede Campus Skills for Employment

What’s it all about?

This course will prepare anybody who struggles with technology or wants to develop new skills to enhance their knowledge and understanding by using practical tasks in the classroom.

No entry requirements are needed for this programme.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ 75.00 *subject to change There are no additional costs incurred with this course.

For each unit of EDSQ (Essential Digital Skills Qualification) students will be assessed externally however will be prepared for each assessment by their tutor and supported in their learning - This will also include mock assessments.

Teaching will take place at campus with tutor's who have experience within the IT field delivering content to help each student develop their knowledge of the course. This may include written and practical tasks as well as group discussions and direct delivery by the tutor.

You do not need any previous Maths or English qualifications to enroll onto this programme.

Students are not required to be in a placement to complete this course.

This course has been coordinated by Lloyds Group and the Tech Partnership. The steering group for this course has included employers such as:
Accenture, Amazon, BT, British Retail Consortium, Corsham Institute, DfE, DCMS, DWP, Federation of Small Businesses, Good Things Foundation, Greater London Authority, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, HMRC, Microsoft, NHS Digital, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations and SSE.

Students will be expected to use the method which are being taught in class throughout the week in their day to day lives to practice and improve on these skills. This will allow all students to understand why these are used and become more competent at using technology.

Tuesday, 6pm - 9pm.

This course has been set out to support adults to improve their essential digital skills. This course will focus on areas such as using computers, mobile devices, smart devices and wearable technology, operating systems which are used on PC's, system setting (sounds, using WIFI), using website browsers, managing files on a computer/tablet, identifying issues when logging onto systems, formatting and editing documents, using different types of software, how to share and receive information, using video calling, being aware of risks online, know how to report concerns online to name a few areas which will be covered.

You will use recognised software packages and equipment to be supported in the learning process and all skills and knowledge which are delivered can be used at home and in the workplace.

- Using Devices and handling information
- Creating and editing
- Communicating
- Transacting
- Being safe and responsible online


What’s next?

Once you have completed this course you will be competent in Digital skills which can be used day to day basis.

You may also consider progressing onto another Adult programme at Sunderland College. If this is something you would like to discuss, please enquire with the course tutor who will be able to explain the next steps.

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