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Location: Joseph Wright Centre

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Weeks: 5

Hours: 2.75

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Tuition (£): 0.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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Course Summary

Delivered over five weekly sessions, this short IT course is aimed at adult students who want to get the most out of their courses through effective use of College IT systems


As digital skills are now at the forefront of all learning, it is essential that students are digitally ready for their chosen courses, enabling them to access all available systems and online resources.


The course will give students valuable skills in logging into College laptops and various systems and an insight into using MS Teams, College email and Moodle.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. Its aim is to build your IT confidence, whatever your starting point, and provide you with the basic skills that are used in the majority of College programmes.


Course Content

During the course you will learn about:

  • Logging on/off College systems.
  • Using, resetting and managing passwords.
  • Keyboard and mouse skills.
  • Using and navigating around College devices and systems (email and Moodle).
  • Uploading Teams onto a mobile device and setting up notifications on mobile devices.
  • Using Teams effectively at home and in the classroom (making video calls, accessing resources and uploading assignments, group chat and checking feedback on Teams).
  • How to use MS Forms and completing online quizzes and worksheets.
  • Using Adobe Scan and Office Lens for scanning, uploading and sending work assigned to you.
  • Using basic features in Word and setting up a basic Powerpoint presentation.
  • How to access, view and use digital resources online.


How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment. Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Competence.


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

A mobile device such as a smart phone would be an advantage but is not essential.

There are no additional costs involved.


What can I do after this course?

This course will prepare you for further study on a wide variety of courses with Derby College Group.

If you want to develop your IT skills further, we have a wide range of progression courses including our free Essential Digital Skills Qualification (EDSQ) or our Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills.

In the ever-progressing digital landscape, the skills learned may also be useful in the workplace and everyday life.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Jamie Quince-Starkey

Jamie Quince-Starkey

College creative writing course leads to Quad documentary premiere

Aero-engine worker Jamie Quince-Starkey used creative writing skills learned at Derby College to create a pilot documentary about his ambitious city environment project.  
Rolls-Royce employee Jamie, 26, who was brought up in Allestree, founded The Down to Earth Project as a result of the conflict he felt between his job and the natural world. He had also always had a love for reading, writing and story-telling.  
Jamie enrolled for creative writing evening classes at the Roundhouse to “get back into learning things” and to develop his ideas. He found the course gave him the toolkit to plan out a pilot film documenting The Down to Earth Project.  
It was screened at the Quad venue in front of an audience of 150 people, including the Mayor and Mayoress of Derby. The pilot documents the community aspects of the project’s allotment off Markeaton Street. Jamie said he launched the project to help people reconnect with the natural world.  
He created the pilot with the help of (Nottingham Trent University) photography student Jason Sheehan and other volunteers. Jamie feels the documentary fills a community niche missed by major documentaries.    
Now he hopes to create a series of documentaries about the project and pitch them to TV, or to run them online as a webseries.

I was so happy how the pilot went at Quad: people I knew from school in Allestree bought tickets and said they wanted to get an allotment. Derby College helped 100 per cent. It doesn’t matter what it is: it could be a book, or a movie or a documentary, there’s always a story being told and a way to get it across. The course taught me how to approach the planning and writing. It’s a buzz when you find you have a creative side. I’d recommend it highly.

Without the support of Derby College, and the support of my lecturer Tina Jay, I don’t think I’d be at the point that I am with The Down to Earth Project.


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