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Level: 1

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Weeks: 8

Hours: 3.00

Start: 12/09/2016

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 0.00*

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is an introductory course in Basic Digital Skills which may lead to a Functional Skills course in ICT.  

A Certificate in Basic Digital Skills will help you develop better practical ICT abilities.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Course Content

  • Familiarity with different IT devices – managing/using a PC, laptop, tablet and mobile phone
  • Internet safety and security – parental controls, password protection and virus checking
  • Website searching – search engines, comparison websites, bookmarking useful pages, social media sites, internet auction sites
  • Email – how to send, receive and read messages, video calls, social media
  • Financial – secure websites, personal data and internet banking
  • Applying for jobs – email alerts, uploading CVs and downloading job application forms, Universal Credit job searching, Job Centre and social housing websites
  • Task/Project/Presentation – end-of-course project to showcase your competence in the skills you have learnt


How will I be assessed?

This is a project-based course. You will be required to complete a project/presentation to showcase your competence in the skills you have learnt.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?


All of these skills will really help when it comes to applying for a job or moving on to the Functional Skills ICT course.



* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Stephanie Davis

Stephanie Davis

Former carer Steph passes five courses to target teaching career

A long-time carer with elderly people has forged a new career in the classroom with deaf youngsters after passing five separate courses at Derby College. Dedicated Stephanie Davis, 47, switched direction after 20 years and joined Derby's Royal School for the Deaf as a residential worker in 2008. Now she has gained a string of qualifications, passing Functional Maths at Level 1 and 2 and Functional English at Level 1, as well gaining NVQs in working with children in a residential setting and as a teaching assistant. Now Stephanie, from Mackworth, is studying for Functional English Level 2 and aiming to go on to study for a High Level Teaching Assistant qualification at Level 4. Promoted to Senior Teaching Assistant (Teaching Support), Stephanie says that could be a stepping stone towards her dream job as a teacher at the school. Previously she gained qualifications with Derby College, in Community Care and Caring for the Elderly.

Stephanie said: "Every step of the way I've been supported by the college. I'm not a natural at English but the college has given been brilliant and helped my confidence no end."

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