If you have recently lost your job or found yourself in a much-changed environment, and even if you are not working in what might be considered a technology-based sector, having a basic level of digital fluency is a must.
The shifting of everyday life online during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus the implications of being digitally excluded, particularly from social media. Research has shown in the UK that one in five people lack the essential digital skills for life and struggle to communicate using digital technology.
Our Learning Shops will soon be delivering a new Information Technology course called Essential Digital Skills Qualification. These skills are essential in many job roles as more digital technology is used to carry out tasks.
The course will be offered at two levels, in two streams: Life and Work.
The Entry Level 3 courses are for newer computer users and Level 1 for those that would like to develop their skills. The Life stream covers things such as using Microsoft Teams and Zoom for video conferencing, as well social media.
The Work stream will prepare you for working in an increasingly digital world, providing the support you need to build your confidence when working with computers and applications for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations.
These new courses are part of a government initiative to ensure no one is left behind from the rapid changes to technology. If you would like to learn new skills or sharpen those you already have, please register your interest today!
|Duration||Flexible programme available to learners aged 18 or over|
|Start Date||Learners can enrol on these courses throughout the year|
|Attendance||Flexible attendance throughout the year|
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