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Digital Skills - Improvers

Course code: WPRV103P

Subject area: Computing & Digital Technologies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

16:30 - 18:30

Days of week:

Monday

Course date:

19th Aug 2024 - 21st Oct 2024

Course location:

Berinsfield Adult Learning

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This course enables those who have started on a journey of digital literacy continue to develop those skills in a safe and constructive learning environment. It is a stepping stone towards starting a formal qualification.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

The content of the course is based on the National standards for essential digital skills April 2019. This course will enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study as set out in the National standards for essential digital skills.

The course focuses on developing skills for life and introducing learners to skills for work and covers 5 skills areas:

1. Using devices and handling information

2. Creating and editing

3. Communicating

4. Transacting

5. Being safe and responsible online

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.

To reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.

Free parking.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Entry Level 3 in Essential Digital Skills
Entry criteria
You should be 19 years old or over on the 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course and have some basic computer skills. You should ideally be looking for work or wishing to improve your employment prospects by enrolling onto this course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
This course is free to those who meet the eligibility criteria.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £192.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £192.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £96.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £96.00

Qualifications received
None - This is a non-accredited course designed to enable learners to take a qualification should they wish to.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.