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Digital Skills for Life & Work

(Award in Progression)

Course Name 
GATEWAY Award Progression E3 (Community Learning)Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Entry 3
Start Date Flexible
Duration 8 weeks
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body Gateway
Offering Code AWE3PRO1D000
Programme Design and Overview

Digital Skills are more important than ever and understanding digital technology and communication is vital to stay connected in work and life.

It is estimated that 11.3 million people in the UK lack basic digital skills and 8% of adults in the UK have no basic digital skills at all.

Our course is designed to give you the confidence to complete computer related tasks used in everyday situations, but also develop basic skills to help you in any professional role.

What you will Study

Learn how to:

• Use digital skills to handle information, including how to create, find and organise files.
• Create and edit digital content using different applications to enter, edit, format, enhance and save work.
• Use digital skills to communicate through email and other forms of online communication suitable for different purposes.
• Work online and use digital devices safely and responsibly including the storing of personal and sensitive data and being able to identify risks and threats.
• Identify and solve common technical problems whilst being able to identify sources of help when needed.

Nature of Assessments on the Programme You will create a portfolio of evidence as you progress through the course. You will complete short, practical and written tasks that will be assessed by your tutor.
Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this course. It would be useful to be able to use a keyboard although support is available.
Attendance Expectations 8 x 3hr sessions in our dedicated IT workshops.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2022/23

The fee for the course is TBC

You will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:
Universal Credit JSA or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Action Group) Low waged.

Evidence of benefits will be required on the application.

Financial Support Information For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.
Further Study Following this course you many wish to enrol onto our L1 Digital User Skills qualification, to develop your skills and confidence using word processing and spreadsheets software (Microsoft Office suite).
Career Opportunities The course will give you the confidence to apply for a wide range of jobs in the Workplace, including IT related posts.
How to Apply

Please complete a part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact the Course Tutor, Diane Keegan on 01924 789368 or email at

Open Events

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Course Groups (W) Employability Skills
Subject Area (W) Computing & ICT
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 21 February 2023 13:27

Forthcoming Open Events
Open Event

05.00pm, Wednesday, 22 February, 2023

Wakefield College & Castleford College

Open Event

10.00am, Saturday, 17 June, 2023

Wakefield College & Castleford College