ITQ: Digital skills: Using The Internet

Online South

Who is this course for?

This course is part of a recognised computing qualification. If all 3 units: “Spreadsheets”, “Using The Internet” and “Word Processing” are taken you can achieve an ITQ Level 1. Alternatively the units can be taken as a stand alone courses.

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.

Course content

ITQ covers:

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 be there to support and guide you throughout the course. If you feel you require any support for your learning, please talk to the tutor or centre staff. Any information given will be treated confidentially. 

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.

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.

To be able to take part in online learning you will be sent a Zoom invitation with your access code, you will require a computer or tablet with a built in or external camera and microphone.

Start date10 May 2021
End date05 July 2021
Start time10:00
End time12:00
Concessions not available