Category: General Digital Passport Online Learning Programme: Developing Online Skills (Sefton Community Learning)

21st January 2021

Online Digital Passport Course – Developing Online Skills E3 Online Course

Thursday 21st Jan 1pm – 4pm for 6 weeks

Friday 22nd Jan 9.30am till 12.30pm for 6 weeks

Eligibility - Aged 19+ and in receipt of benefits or earning less than £18,135



Digital Passport – Developing online skills- by Heather Conway


(Courses are offered subject to viable numbers.)

This course is for: Adult learners to refresh and update basic IT skills to support current or future job opportunities. Starting on a community learning course for 1 week learning basics of online learning and e safety then progressing on to a formal 5 week accredited course in Developing Online Skills at Entry 3 with Ascentis Awarding Body.
What will I learn: Course content below is subject to change based on prior knowledge and skills of each cohort. How to set up and use Outlook e mail, how to use the internet safely, making video calls and develop skills in word processing.

Week 1 Introduction to online safety and using online learning. Create an outlook e mail account and set up one drive
Week 2 Identify ways of getting online, using search engines and keeping safe online and build awareness of digital footprint
Week 3 Prepare, edit and save word processed documents and use basic formatting. Store, retrieve and organise files. Complete basic online forms
Week 4 Demonstrating working online safely and securely, recognise secure websites and how to minimise risks
Week 5 Use digital communications sending e mails, attachments and participating in video calls
Week 6 Identify and respond to common device problems and create bookmarks on websites. Portfolio collation
You will have the opportunity to discuss and set your own learning targets with your tutor and discuss the support you might need to ensure you have an enjoyable and meaningful learning experience
Knowledge and skills needed:

This is an online course so you will need to have access to a laptop or PC , already need to have an awareness of basic IT skills using keyboard, mouse, e mail, accessing word processing, and be able to complete basic internet searches

To complete this course you will need to:

  • be able to work at Entry Level 3 in maths and English
  • follow verbal and written instructions and work through them at your own pace
  • listen and join in group discussions
  • jot down notes to record relevant information
  • keep your work organised in an online file
  • follow health and safety guidelines to work safely online.
  • have some dexterity using your hands

As this is a course delivered online, it is expected that you have some basic IT skills to navigate through our learning platform. At enrolment, you will be given a Learners’ Guide to using our EDMODO platform to support you and using ZOOM.

Materials needed: You will need to have access to a laptop/PC or tablet and have Wi-Fi access at home. You will need an email address to create a free account on our digital learning platform, EDMODO. Instructions will be sent to you once you have enrolled on the course. If you already have an EDMODO account, we will send you the unique access code for this course. You will need to have the speakers switched on, on your PC, laptop, Smartphone or tablet to access audio. You will need to be able to access online resources in various formats, eg. PowerPoint, PDFs , Word and Outlook e mail. Your portfolio will be saved on cloud online storage and an USB stick is required to back up your work.
How will I learn: You will mainly learn remotely using our Edmodo learning platform and ZOOM. You can access step by step videos and instructions as well as other resources to support your learning. You will also have access to tutor support via the chat facility in Edmodo, which you can use to communicate with your tutor during and after the session. Your progress will be monitored by building up a portfolio of online assessment tasks and you will receive written feedback from the tutor to help you make good progress. Your portfolio will be assessed internally and externally moderated to meet Ascentis awarding body requirements. If one to one support is required this will be offered via the software TEAMS which links with Microsoft Outlook.
Progression routes: Sefton Community Learning Service offers a range of Level 1 IT courses and Functional Skills courses from Entry 1 up to Level 2 if you need to brush up your maths and English skills or require a qualification to support you with your career path.

Alternatively a course in Information Technology Level 1 is offered at Hugh Baird College.

Sefton @ Work will be able to provide independent information, advice and guidance to support you making informed choices for progression into further education, volunteering or employment.

Ask your tutor for information regarding your next steps.





*For referral to the training provider please call Sefton@Work on 01519342610.

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