Essential Digital Skills - January Start

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Subject Area
Computing & Digital
Age Group

City Campus Manchester
(Part Time Non Released - 11 weeks)

Shena Simon Campus
(Part Time Non Released - 11 weeks)

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This qualification is designed to develop your professional and digital skills in order to prepare you fully for employment. Employers expect applicants to have the necessary digital and workplace professional skills to be able to function at an acceptable standard with minimum training.
It is ideal for those with little experience in computing and can aid progress to further education or employment. It's also helpful for those seeking a more in depth knowledge of particular subjects where the practical use of software is essential, such as accountancy and associated spreadsheet use.
You will not only develop the technical skills required, but also your organisational and interpersonal skills.
There are five outcomes for this qualification;
• Using devices
• Finding and evaluating information
• Managing and storing information
• Identifying and solving technical problems
• Developing digital skills

No formal qualifications are required
All learners will be initially assessed to determine the level of English and maths they are working towards and interviewed to identify past achievements/experiences.

This course is assessed by a range of methods such as:
• Portfolio of evidence from scenario based assignments (paper or electronic)
• Using ‘expert witnesses' from within an organisation
• Observation records
• Professional discussions
You not be required to sit exams.

This course could help you start a career in areas such as:
• Data Entry Clerk
• Receptionist
• Business Administration Assistant
We offer many more short courses that specialise in upskilling and educating learners with to further their career prospects. We also offer accountancy, administration and legal courses as the next step.
Should you wish to continue with an IT based course, we offer L2 Technical Certificate in IT Support for those learners wanting to learn more about how devices function, networking and security requirements.

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Computing & Digital

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