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Digital Skills For ESOL Students – Entry Level

The course provides essential digital skills which are needed in a wide range of situations in life, learning and work.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
Adult and Community
Location: St James Centre
Full Time or Part Time: 0
St James Centre

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Course Information for Students

This is a computer course aimed at adults aged 19+.

The course 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:

  • 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

This course will be delivered on-site.

It would be good 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.

You will be assessed continually through your development, taking part in summative assessment and completing an individual learning plan.

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 higher level digital skills programme

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Course Information Last Updated On: January 19, 2022 10:30 am