Introduction to Digital Functional Skills

Course Content

Course Content
You need to attend this couse before doing the Digital Functional Skills qualification.
This course is for you if you want to go on to the Digital Functional Skills qualification. This course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of what you will be undertaking within the Digital Functional Skills qualification. You will gain confidence through having discussions and carrying out tasks to gain an understanding of which future learning pathway is right for you.

This course will cover:
What learning involves
What is expected to be done to complete the qualification
Expectations of yourself and the teacher
British Values and how they are relevant to digital and IT skills
Knowledge of how to be successful in your learning

To be eligible for a free funded course you must be over 19 years of age as of 31st August 2023 and not already have a qualification in Digital Skills at Level 1. Further eligibility may be linked to where you live, and we will check that at enrolment stage; we may contact you for further information or refer you to alternative provision.

You may wish to have a notepad and pen for taking notes and a folder to store notes and handouts

Your teacher will give verbal and written feedback throughout the course. There is a 90 minute online assessment at the end of the course.

You will receive Digital Functional Skills Qualification on successful completion of this course.

You will be able to develop your digital skills further by taking additional courses. For example, you may like to learn more about using Microsoft Office applications, such as Word and Spreadsheets, or about online safety and cybersecurity. Your teacher will discuss progression options with you.

You may like to bring a drink with you to have away from the computer and electrical equipment.
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Concessions may be available based on income and benefit status

Helping you financially

  • 92% of our learners receive full funding for their learning. Our mission is to support you on the right learning path (T&C apply).
  • We can offer financial support relating to childcare costs, travel costs, course fees, books etc. (T&C apply).
  • You can pay for your course in instalments (over £100). Please ask for details.
  • English, maths including GCSEs and computing courses (up to Level 1) are FREE subject to eligibility (adult learners aged 19+ at 31st August 2023).
  • Qualification courses at Level 2 or below are FREE if your individual employed/self employed income is below £20,319.
  • If you have not yet achieved a Level 3 qualification or equivalent, you could learn for FREE.
  • Don’t worry if you have already gained a Level 3 qualification, but want to change your career path and try something new – you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan which you start to pay back when you earn over £27,295.
  • From April 2023, some Level 3 courses will be available for FREE to adults who are unemployed or earning below the National Living Wage annually (£20,319), even if you already have a Level 3 qualification or higher. This funding is part of the ‘Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs’ offer and you will find a full list of qualifications included in this offer here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/find-a-free-level-3-qualification/list-of-free-level-3-qualifications-available-to-eligible-adults

If you are unsure on what price you should pay, please contact us on 01609 536066 or email adultlearningservice@northyorks.gov.uk