This is an ICT course aimed at adults aged 19+.
The qualification provides essential digital skills which are needed in a wide range of situations in life, learning and work. Successful learners will be able to make appointments, order goods and services, organise payments using online platforms, conduct video calls, create, edit and save a range of documents and troubleshoot basic problems on their device.
There are no entry requirements. However, you will be required to complete a brief assessment to ensure that the course is suitable for you.
This course consists of the following units:
You will be assessed continually through your development, taking part in summative assessment and completing an individual learning plan.
You will complete an online assessment at each level.
It would be advantageous to have your own electronic device for word processing e.g. a laptop or a PC and access to the Internet so that you can continue to develop your skills at home, but this is not essential.
There are no additional costs involved.
What you do next is up to you:
A long-time carer with elderly people has forged a new career in the classroom with deaf youngsters after passing five separate courses at Derby College. Dedicated Stephanie Davis, 47, switched direction after 20 years and joined Derby's Royal School for the Deaf as a residential worker in 2008. Now she has gained a string of qualifications, passing Functional Maths at Level 1 and 2 and Functional English at Level 1, as well gaining NVQs in working with children in a residential setting and as a teaching assistant. Now Stephanie, from Mackworth, is studying for Functional English Level 2 and aiming to go on to study for a High Level Teaching Assistant qualification at Level 4. Promoted to Senior Teaching Assistant (Teaching Support), Stephanie says that could be a stepping stone towards her dream job as a teacher at the school. Previously she gained qualifications with Derby College, in Community Care and Caring for the Elderly.
Stephanie said: "Every step of the way I've been supported by the college. I'm not a natural at English but the college has given been brilliant and helped my confidence no end."