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Dates: 26/04/24 - 05/07/24
Days: Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Sessions: 10
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S51002H06NE
Fees: Standard - £0.00
Concessionary - £0.00

Course Information

Learning Aim: 60369589

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General Information

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Essential Digital Skills Level 1

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Do you need to improve your digital skills for the workplace? 

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Take a step towards developing your digital skills to help you with work and at home, whether it's using emails, searching for information, creating and editing documents used in the workplace or how to back up data this course can help you.

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What will I learn on this course?

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This course will develop your digital skills for work with a secondary focus on digital skills for life.

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On this course, you will cover:

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  • Using devices and handling information
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Keep the operating system and applications up to date.

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Use appropriate techniques to carry out and refine searches

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Organise and store information using files, folders, hierarchy and tagging

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Identify and apply solutions to common technical problems, using online tutorials, FAQs and help facilities.

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Identify and use appropriate online learning resources to maintain and improve digital skills.

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Use applications to enter, edit, format, layout information (including text, tables, graphics and charts)

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  • Creating and Editing
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Edit and enhance an image.

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Enter, edit, sort, process, format, and chart numeric data.

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  • Communicating
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Identify and use appropriate modes of online communication

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Take steps to manage online identity

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  • Transacting (Buying things online)
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Interact with online transactional services and manage account settings

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Compare online buying options for an item/service and identify the best option.

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  • Being safe and responsible online
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Protect personal information and privacy

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Protect devices and data from online risks and threats.

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Configure and use multifactor authentication to access and use online services.

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Backup data locally and using a cloud provider.

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Use appropriate language and behaviour online.

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Apply simple methods to avoid physical and psychological health risks while using devices.

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What level is this course & what skills do I need?

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This course is aimed at people who already have some IT skills or have passed the Entry 3 Essential Digital Skills qualification. 

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Good English Skills.

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How do I enrol?

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To be considered for a place on this course, you are required to complete an online course Assessment to ensure this course is suitable for you.

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You can make an application by clicking on ‘APPLY’ at the bottom of this page. If you do not already have a Sutton College online account you will need to create one first. On completion of your application you will receive further information via email.

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Courses at Level 2 or below may be free if you are in work, live in a London Borough and earn under £25,642.50 or are in receipt of a means tested benefit and looking for work. For further information please contact enrol@suttoncollege.ac.uk

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On this course, you will develop the following life skills:

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Mental Wellbeing ; English Skills ; Employability Skills ; Confidence building ; Social Wellbeing ; Digital Skills

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Additional information

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There is an expectation that you will complete 1.5 to 2 hours of home study a week.

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You will need access to a PC/laptop and connection to the internet. If you do not have access to a PC or laptop, Sutton College may be able to provide one depending on your personal circumstances.

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What are the progression opportunities at the end of this course?

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'Learners can progress to other vocational areas within the college as well as volunteering within the community or employment'.

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 Any course enrichment opportunities associated with this class will be listed in your Googleclassroom.

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If you are unsure of your next steps for education, employment or career choices our Advice Service can help. Contact advice@suttoncollege.ac.uk






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