Course overview

We live in a digital age, and using a digital device, something that allows you to connect to the internet like a smartphone, tablet, or computer, is an essential skill in 21st-century Britain. Becoming confident to work out problems and find your own solutions is an important skill in life. Learning how to do this when working with technology will help you to be independent and to keep up with changing available digital technology. During your course, you will learn some core skills that will also help you gain confidence, such as surfing the internet and adding bookmarks and files to organise your information. Most importantly, perhaps, is that you will learn about how to keep yourself and your information safe when you are online.

Course description

Digital courses online offer you learning for life and work. You’ll learn digital skills to help you in your everyday life. This course could also help you progress to job roles that require digital work skills.

When you complete this course, you can progress to an Improvers Digital Skills course .

Depending on whether your needs are personal or professional, you can also progress to an accredited Digital Skills qualification.

If you’re not sure which course is right for you, your tutor can help you decide which options fit your preferences.

You’ll need access to the internet to take this course as your tutor will upload useful materials to Canvas, the WEA’s digital learning platform. You’ll also need a digital device such as a laptop, tablet, or phone.

Your learning is our priority. The WEA is an adult education provider and we pride ourselves on our ability to create a friendly classroom atmosphere, in person and online.

Your tutor will support you through your learning journey, every step of the way.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to get to the end of the enrolment process to see any discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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