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Essential Digital Skills course – FREE

On Course South West are excited to announce that in addition to our existing digital offer we are launching a new Essential Digital Skills course, starting in December – and it’s completely FREE. 

Our new Essential Digital Skills course is designed to build skills and confidence to help people get active online.  The course is designed to support learners develop the 5 key essential digital skills:

  1. Using devices and handling information
  2. Creating and editing of key documents and digital media
  3. Communicating and understanding electronic communications e.g. email and video calls
  4. Transacting using online forms, purchasing items and accessing services online
  5. Being safe and responsible online and understanding digital wellbeing.

You can read more on the Essential Digital Skills here or please find attached a handy info graphic that explains more.

As more and more services can only be accessed online, many people don’t have the skills they need to use resources that are essential to how we live our lives.  From accessing welfare support to GP appointments, job applications or online banking, having basic digital skills is vital to make sure everyone can access the support and services they need.

If you know of someone who has a basic knowledge of how to handle and use digital devices and could benefit from developing this further, including gaining a qualification,  then please let them know about  our Essential Digital Skills course.

Starting on Tuesday 8 December and running for 10 weeks in Hyde Park House, we are offering a morning (09.30 -12.00) and afternoon session (13.00 – 15.30). If you know of someone who could benefit, please ask them to call On Course South West on 01752 660713 and we can talk to them about getting started.

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