Course overview

Do you want to learn valuable new Digital skills or improve them? Then, this advanced Get Ready for Essential Digital Skills course is ideal for you. The course will allow you to demonstrate understanding of and competency in the essential digital skills you need for life and work. It will enable you to engage with digital services and products in everyday life and work. You will learn how to use and recognise digital devices. Identify and use hardware and software. Use a search engine to find information and apply for jobs online, observe safety and security and learn how to protect your personal data. Use email to send, reply and attach files. Enter and edit text in a document and apply formatting. Improve your keyboard skills. Solve basic computer hardware and software problems. Navigate the Microsoft Windows operating system and learn how to use files and create a folder for your work. Your friendly, positive tutor will guide you and there will be plenty of opportunity for practice.

Course description

The course is for beginners. It’s also fine if you have some previous experience. Your friendly tutor will support you every step of the way, in a positive and understandable manner. You will get hands on practice and step by step demonstrations and exercises to help you practice what you have learnt.

You will learn how to use and recognise digital devices. Use hardware and software. Observe safety and security and learn how to protect your personal data. online Be aware of privacy online and the data protection act. Use email to send, reply and attach files.

Use a word processor to enter and edit text in a document, insert an image, apply formatting, and improve your keyboard skills. Create a presentation containing slides with images and instant designs. Use spreadsheets to enter and edit data, apply formatting and use a formula in calculations.

Solve basic computer hardware and software problems. Use an operating system and learn how to use files and folders.

Taking this course would develop your ability to use different digital devices efficiently, learn how to use hardware and software including an operating system efficiently, search, select and apply for jobs online and this will give you the confidence and skills to independently research or learn online.

This course provides you with the basic skills and confidence to progress to the Entry 3 Essential Digital Skills qualification.

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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