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Digital Skills & Employability

Course Code: PDSE

Level: 1, E
Subject area: English & Maths
Awarding body: City & Guilds, OCNL
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: 15 weeks
When you'll study: One day per week, 9am - 3pm (day of study currently to be confirmed).

About the course

By completing this course, you will obtain two qualifications – one in digital skills and a second qualification in employability skills. 

This course will help you with using a variety of digital technologies such as smartphones, using the internet or making purchases online.  

It will also help you to prepare for the future by planning for possible further study, as well as helping to improve your budgeting skills so you can understand how to manage your personal finances.

What you'll learn

OCN Entry Level 3 Essential Digital Skills

  • AP1 – How to use a smartphone.
  • AP2 – Using the internet – for browsing and getting in touch with others.
  • AP3 – Using the Internet – for online services and making purchases.
  • AP4 – Creating, editing and storing documents; staying safe.
  • AP5 – Digital technical problems; digital health and safety.

 

City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Employability

  • Planning for personal progression.
  • Managing personal finances.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessments/Exams

The OCN Entry Level 3 Essential Digital Skills qualification is assessed by:

  • three simulated tasks
  • one knowledge based assessment
  • one practical assessment.

 

The City and Guilds Level 1 Award in Employability Skills is assessed by:

  • two workbook completed assignments.
What's next?

Upon successful completion of this course you may progress into further education or employment.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Part-time

Course Code: PDSE

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 AFREE
19 - 23AFREE
24+ AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: PDSE

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £150

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Course Code: PDSE

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 AFREE
19 - 23AFREE
24+ AFREE

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.