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Essential Digital Skills Qualification – Various Levels

Aimed at adults aged 19+, this free ICT 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: Adult Digital
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 35
Hours: 2.50
Start: 16/09/2024

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Course Information for Students

This is a free 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:

  • 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 by one of our friendly and supportive teachers.

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.

We also recommend bringing along a pen and paper for taking notes.

We will assess your progress throughout the course in order to support your development and you will take an assessment at the end.

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)

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 01332 387465 or email

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Course Information Last Updated On: May 9, 2024 1:27 pm