Digital skills: using the internet
Who is this course for?
This course is part of a recognised computing qualification. If taken alongside “Spreadsheets” (ITA804) and “Word Processing”(ITA805) you can achieve an ITQ level 1. Alternatively the unit can be taken as a stand alone course.
One of the most important benefits of taking computer courses is that the learners will have more jobs available to them. The types of new jobs that will be available depend on what kind of courses they take, but every group of courses will open up new opportunities. Almost all jobs require that a worker has some computer skills. The number of positions available to those who aren’t comfortable using computers gets smaller each day.
This course is for people who already have some computer skills.
Using the internet – using browsers to navigate web pages, search for information and communicate online
word processing – entering and editing text, structuring information and formatting and presenting documents
spreadsheets – entering, editing, formatting & organising data; using formulae; presenting information
Support and feedback
Your tutor will give you continuous support to achieve your learning outcomes and will also give you feedback to let you know how you are doing, what you have achieved and what you need to complete.
Additional costs and requirements
This course is delivered online and provided free of charge. You will, however, need a computer or a tablet with a stable internet connection, as well as a built in or external microphone and camera to attend the course
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor may ask you to practice new skills that you have learned, between sessions.
About the tutor
Your tutor will be Sheila Barton. Sheila began working for Learn Devon in 2000, she has taught a variety of IT courses from beginners to qualification courses. Before joining Learn Devon, she worked on a research project in a General Practice in Plymouth, and before that worked in IT at the University of Newcastle on Tyne. Sheila enjoys reading, walking, travelling and is a member of her village’s Parish Council. She also looks after her grandsons.
Sheila enjoys teaching and watching learners gain in confidence in their IT skills. They then have the opportunity to progress to other courses, gain employment or simply communicate with friends and family in this increasingly digital world.