Digital Skills

This course is for people wanting to gain an understanding and grounding in using the internet, online safety and broader digital skills such as digital photography, social networking, digital media and much more.


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Is this for you?

The course has been designed for those wishing to gain introductory skills in a variety of digital media


Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 100 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date


Study Type

Blended, distance learning, in centre

Training Type



100 hours

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About this course

Our online Digital Skills course is ideal for people wanting to gain an understanding and grounding in using the internet, online safety and broader digital skills such as digital photography, social networking, digital media and much more.


 • Learn about various digital skills

• The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

• The opportunity to gain the BCS qualification

More detailed information about what this course covers is as follows: - 

  • How to start a computer and understand the different hardware.
  • Learning about some of the terminology used.
  • How to organise files by creating, copying and pasting or deleting.
  • The basic skills required to setup, edit and print documents. How to search for information and make purchases online.
  • Using email and communicating online.
  • How to speak to family and friends for free using Skype.
  • Staying safe online from viruses and protecting personal information.
  • How to use parental controls. How to use a digital video camera’s basic functions and features.
  • Importing clips from a video camera and start video editing.
  • Simple editing techniques.
  • How to add audio tracks and still images.
  • Enhancing video by adding titles and transitions.
  • Sharing video by producing DVDs or publishing on the internet. How to set-up and use a digital camera and its basic functions and features.
  • Using photo software to update, arrange and organise their photos into folders.
  • How to do basic editing and use imaging skills to enhance photos.
  • Sharing photos through slideshows or by publishing on the web. How to set up a digital music device, play music and work with the computer.
  • Using software to add to and update their music collection.
  • How to transfer music files from CD with full song and artist details.
  • Understanding different functions and setting on their music player.
  • How to search for and purchase music from an online store. Learning about what social networking is.
  • What a personal profile is and how online groups are organised.
  • Common features of social networking sites such as catching up with friends, sharing the latest news, posting photos and uploading videos.
  • Understanding the concept of unsolicited mail and how to deal with spam.
  • Copyright laws and how they relate to the internet.


Aims and Objectives

The aim of this course is to help enable you to be able to use various types of digital media to increase your confidence in the workplace and undertake a wider variety of office support roles. 

The course also teaches digital skills to cover the BCS Entry Level Certificate In Digital Skills (ITQ) (Entry 3) (QCF) qualification.



Although not essential it would be preferable if you had some basic experience using a PC/laptop.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).


Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.


* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

Designed for those with little or no previous digital experience this course would suit those with aspirations to work within and office environment, for instance in roles such as Receptionist, Admin Assistant etc. 

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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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