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IT for Education

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.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 0
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 5
Hours: 2.75
Start: Flexible
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Course Information for Students

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.

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.

During the course you will learn:

  • 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.
  • Use basic features in Word and setting up a basic Powerpoint presentation.
  • How to access, view and use digital resources online.

This course will be delivered on-site.

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

There are no additional costs involved.

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

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.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 21, 2022 4:31 pm