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Essential Digital Skills  

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Code: Q23DM0145  

Location: The Ritz ACE Centre  

Cost: Free  

Starting: Monday 11 September 2023 

Duration: 36 sessions over 36 week(s)

Time: 9.30am 

By continuing you confirm that you are enrolling onto an adult learning course and that you are aged 19 or over on 1 September 2023, or you are enrolling a young person aged 14-18 on 31 August 2023 specifically onto one of our Study Programme courses, and that you agree to the terms and conditions.



This course is for:
The course is aimed at learners with all levels of computer knowledge and understanding who want to develop their skills further. In addition the course aims to build your confidence, creativity and self-reliance in the use of digital technologies. This course offers you the opportunity to get an accreditation (qualification) at Entry Level 3 and Level 1.

You will learn:
A range of software packages and cover several modules including Word Processing, Spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Internet and Email.

There will be chance to ask questions and put what you have learned into practice. Your tutor will give you feedback during the course and you will be able to self-assess your progress and achievement.

Work outside of sessions:
All the skills developed in the classroom sessions will benefit from being practised at home or work and although this is not required you are likely to want to put what you have learned in practice. Your tutor will give guidance at the first session.

Additional costs and what to bring:
This course and the examination is free. Bring along a pen and paper so that you can make your own notes. Workbooks and handouts will be provided

Progression from this course:
You may wish to progress to further accredited computer courses - ask for details of the options available. You can discuss your next steps with your tutor or centre staff. If you would like to access additional support or guidance, ask in centre or visit guide to find out what we can offer and how to feed back to us.



Time and duration

Start Date: 11 September 2023
Start Time: 9.30am
Day: Monday
First Lesson Duration: 02:00
Total Weeks: 36


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