Digital Skills qualification

Do you want to learn how to tweet or make video calls online? This course will guide you through the basics of using a computer and the internet, and show you how to use social networking sites, download music and use email online.

Digital Skills qualification
  • Suitable for beginners of all ages, this in depth course will show you how to start a computer and introduce you to the internet. It’ll teach you how to upload and share photos, use an MP3 player with your computer, download and edit clips, and use social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

    At the end of each module, you can test your understanding of the computer and the internet with fun tests.

    There are two qualifications available: Digital Skills and Digital Skills – getting started. Digital Skills – getting started guides you through the basics of using a computer and browsing the internet.

  • You’ll be assessed online through a mixture of multiple choice questions, suited to your level of learning.

    • Thanks to government funding your courses and qualification could be free. We'll confirm this with you before you start.
    • You can complete your qualification in a learndirect centre with face-to-face support from our centre staff. You can even carry on your learning wherever you have internet access.
    • Your tutor will be there to give you advice, and you'll have regular progress reviews to keep you on track.

  • The course is split into seven modules and consists of:

    • Computer basics
    • Online basics
    • Audio and video software
    • Digital photography
    • Digital music
    • Social networking
    • Digital media

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