Hackney Digital Functional Skills

Get tech savvy.

About the course

Course starting dates March 11th
Course length This is a two week course, Monday to Friday
Certified Awarding NCFE
Lesson times Monday to Friday, 9:30am - 1pm or 1:30am - 4:30pm

Get equipped with the practical understanding and knowledge of the digital skills needed for life, work or further study. A Digital Skills qualification will ensure you have the skills and knowledge you need to find work and flourish in today’s workforce.

Multiple course Levels: We’ll assess the Entry Level 3 or Level 1 version of this qualification best suits your needs.

Course location: The course takes place in our friendly Hackney training centre: BSix College, Kenninghall Rd, London E5 8BP

Course length and timings: This is a part-time two-week course with two separate groups: a morning group, and an afternoon group. The morning group is for Entry Level 3 learners and will run from 9:30am – 1pm. The afternoon group is for Level 1 learners and will run from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.

By the end of this course, you'll have:

  • Protect yourself from common online threats and risks
  • Quickly and easily find the information you need online
  • Use online applications to create, edit and share documents and information
  • Avoid physical and psychological health risks when using digital devices

Course Content

In this introductory unit, you’ll learn the basics of using digital devices and managing information online. You’ll develop techniques for conducting online searches, checking the reliability of internet sources, and safely storing and transferring information online. Additionally, you’ll explore how to expand your knowledge with online learning resources and apply your know-how to solve common technical problems.
Throughout this unit, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to create, edit and enhance digital content. You’ll explore how to use different online applications to enter, edit, format and layout information (including text, tables, graphics, and charts) for a range of purposes and audiences.
During this unit, you’ll examine the different contexts of online communication and how to use various modes of online communication, including email, instant messaging, social media, and collaboration tools. You’ll also discover how to effectively manage the online identity that you use to interact with others.
In this unit, you’ll discover how to safely and effectively use online services to conduct a range of activities, such as shopping, banking, managing utilities and paying bills. You’ll also look at how to manage your account settings, including signing in, managing your details, and configuring notifications. Additionally, you’ll learn how to compare online buying options, identify the best choice, and securely make online purchases.
In the final unit, you’ll gain an understanding of how to protect your personal information while using the internet and digital devices. You’ll look at common data threats and uncover methods for protecting your data and devices, including multi-factor authentication, password management and data backup. Plus, you’ll explore ways to protect your digital wellbeing while using devices.

Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded.

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Frequently Asked Questions

All our courses are free for those who are employed and unemployed, subject to eligibility.
Yes, anyone who is unemployed can enroll on any of our courses, subject to eligibility.
You can enroll on one course at a time, but you can do as many as you like to achieve your career goals. We are happy to give you information, advice and guidance on any courses you wish to complete.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognized certification on achievement.
The general certification process is normally from 8-12 weeks. For all queries regarding certification please email us on certification@strivetraining.co.uk. When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.

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