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Level: 0

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 3.00

Start: 13/09/2021

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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

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.


Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements. However, you will be required to complete a brief assessment to ensure that the course is suitable for you.


Course Content

This course consists of the following units:

  • Using devices and handling information (including how to store information)
  • Creating and editing
  • Communicating online
  • Transacting (buying) online activities
  • Being responsible, safe and legal online


How will I be assessed?

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.


Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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 can I do after this course?

What you do next is up to you:

  • Use the skills you learn in work, further study or everyday life
  • Use those skills in any future course of study that you may be considering
  • Move up to a Level 2 programme (a fee may be charged)


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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 Roundhouse Campus

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Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis

Former carer Steph passes five courses to target teaching career

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."


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