Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 13 Weeks Level 1 Part-Time - Day Washington Campus Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

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.

No entry requirements are needed for this programme.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will be required to purchase your own stationery.

You will be taught using a range of teaching techniques including classroom delivered sessions, interactive workshops and self-study. Most teaching will take place in the classroom, with opportunities for you to access online learning.

For each unit of EDSQ (Essential Digital Skills Qualification) you 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.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career.

If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

You will attend college for a couple of hours each week and you will be expected to take some time outside of college to carry out independent study.

This course could take place Monday - Friday between 9am and 3pm. You will be informed upon enrolment.

The aim of this programme is to enable you to develop the digital skills you need for life, work or study as set out in the national standards for essential digital skills.

It will provide you with reliable evidence of your attainment in relation to the national standards for essential digital skills.

The content of the qualification is based on the national standards for essential digital skills April 2019 and covers 5 skills areas:

- 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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