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Digital skills: Intermediate

Digital Edge

Are you tech savvy and would love to work in the digital tech world. Maybe you have a computer related qualification but don't know how to take the first step into a career. You could be someone who had worked in non-tech sectors previously but now want to make  that move into the digital world, or maybe you enjoy coding and would now love to build a career in this constantly developing sector.

About the Digital Edge Programme:

We aren’t going to teach you about basic computer knowledge, for this programme you should already have that! Instead we are going to help give you the tools to use that knowledge and take the first steps into your tech career. The initial programme is up to 8 sessions over 4 weeks but once it is completed you will have on-going 1-2-1 employability support for up to 6 months. The course will provide a pre-employment and pre-apprenticeship programme which will introduce you to the digital world of work. Supported by Microsoft and delivered over Microsoft Teams we want to give you an understanding of Digital Apprenticeships and IT entry level jobs. Projects and tasks both individual and team based to develop you skills and knowledge. Continued support with help to tailor your CV to tech, cover letters and interview prep specific to digital roles.

What you will gain

  • An understanding of digital apprenticeships and IT entry level Jobs
  • An insight into the sector and chance to attend sessions with Microsoft employees and learn about their journey into the tech
    sector.
  • The opportunity to access Microsoft’s portfolio of online courses and complete qualifications in your chosen areas during the programme!
  • Awareness of the key employability skills
  • Preparing future career goals Once programme is completed there will be ongoing 1-2-1 employability support.

About you

  • Aged between 18 & 45
  • Access to a laptop or desktop computer with access to the internet
  • Not currently working or in education
  • Good level of computer skills
  • Desire to work within Digital and Technology

How to enrol and more information

email

Tel: 07818 090 215

Visit our web site: Digital Edge

 

corinth

Next steps IT skills

Ideal for learners who would like to improve existing IT skills. Subjects include: email, shopping online, saving money online, an introduction to online office apps and an introduction to cloud technologies.

Time and contact details 

Weds 14/04//21, 09:30 - 12:00 - Via Zoom

Call Janet on 07482 606808

visit our web site: Corinth-training.com

 

corinth

Next steps Microsoft Office

Subjects include: advanced areas of word processing, spreadsheets, developing digital presentations and an introduction to databases

Time and contact details 

Mon 12/04/21, 13:00 - 15:30 - Via Zoom

Call Janet on 07482 606808

Or visit our web site: Corinth-training.com

 

cornith

A Free Adult Education Course for April 2021

Are you looking to update your CV, use email to apply for jobs, prepare for interviews, identify your transferrable skills

Course start dates 

We are starting a series of one off sessions from Weds, 12 May 2021, 09:30 to 12:30 that covers all the above

  • 12/05/21 or 09/06/21: Email for Jobs
  • 19/05/21 or 16/06/21: CV Writing Workshop
  • 26/05/21 or 23/06/21: Online Interview Techniques
  • 02/06/21 or 30/06/21: Transferrable Skills

Course location

The above courses are all face to face delivered from:

The Agnes Hopkins Community Centre, 63 Clarendon Road, Swinton, M27 4BQ.

All usual Covid-19 precautions are followed. Learners are asked to wear their face mask throughout the session. Sanitising wipes and hand gel are available. Each attendee’s temperature will be checked via an infra red thermometer at the start of the session

What you need to know

Courses are free to all Salford residents aged 19+, working or otherwise, who have lived in Europe/UK for three years or more and on the understanding that the learner will complete and return a learner journal to Corinth as proof of attendance.

  • Full T&C apply. E&OE.
  • Enrolment requires a valid UK/European passport, UK birth certificate or residence permit.

How to apply

Telephone - Paul or Janet on 07482 606808,

Cornith training

email

ESS Site Skills

Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills course overview

Digital Skills, once a niche skillset, are now a workplace essential. This NCFE Level 1 qualification will allow learners to demonstrate their understanding and competency in digital literacy skills. It will help learners to progress to a work role where digital literacy skills are required.

This qualification will provide opportunities to acquire several practical skills with the objective of this qualification are to enable learners to apply digital skills in personal and business situations to understand how to maintain safety and security when using data and devices and to find and use information using digital resources to facilitate own learning and career progression.

Level 1 in Digital skills Course objectives

The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to:

  • apply digital skills in personal and business situations
  • understand how to maintain safety and security when using data and devices
  • find and use information
  • use digital resources to facilitate own learning and career progression
  • communicate socially and professionally using technology
  • use word processing software to create straightforward text and documents

Contact Details

Phone -  01158970529

Address - Monarch House, Chrysalis Way, Eastwood NG16 3RY 

Essential site skills

emil

 

Fully Funded Functional Skills courses for everyone

Are you an employer wanting to develop your staff. Are you an employee who remains furloughed or maybe facing redundancy and you want to gain a new qualification, or are you currently unemployed or perhaps Volunteering.

Functional skills are the core English, mathematics and information and communication technology (ICT) skills people need to solve problems in their work and private lives. Studying these fundamental courses using real-life contexts can allow you to apply them to real-life practical scenarios.

Functional skills provides people of all skills and education levels with a more relatable way of learning and applying their knowledge.

If you are ready to gain a new qualification, boost your CV, looking for promotion opportunities or to overcome a new challenge then contact us today for more information on how to apply to access these fully funded online courses.

What you achieve

Access Level 1 and 2 English, Maths, or ICT at NO COST (Level 2 is equivalent to a 4 or 9 (C to A*) GCSE)

Criteria

  • 19+ as of 31 August 2020
  • Lived in UK/Eu for 3 years or more

Contact

Jo Bushby, Relationship Manager

email

Tel-07736934907

GMCABabington

Principles of ICT - Level 3 Certificate, free online learning for Greater Manchester

This qualification provides the knowledge required to progress in a wide range of IT roles and is ideal for those looking to begin a career in the digital sector. It is also appropriate for those looking to enter higher education to become a highly-skilled IT professional.

Course Overview

  • Fit for Future
  • Principles of ICT Systems and Data Security
  • Systems Architecture
  • Principles and Concepts of Cloud Computing
  • Implement and Manage a Mobile Computing Environment

Who should apply

Anyone aged over 19 who lives in Manchester that:

  • Is looking for work
  • Is able to attend online webinars
  • Wants to build new skills

Course start date

Course is starting 27th May 2021

16 week online course, with 9 online classroom workshops (3 days in June, 3 days in July, 3 days in
August) with a specialist tutor to support you through your modules and projects.

How to apply

Tel - 07471 033 651

Babington - Professional Training

email

gmcababington

Leadership and Management - Level 3 Diploma 

This qualification is aimed at those who are aspiring or practicing managers, providing learners with the knowledge, behaviour and skills needed to become a successful leader within business. Supported by specialist trainers, this online course results in a nationally recognised qualification and helps boost employment opportunities.

Course Overview

Free online learning for Greater Manchester

  • Fit for Future
  • Management and Leadership Principle
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • High performing teams
  • Managing performance
  • Building stakeholder relationships

Entry requirements 

Anyone aged over 19 who lives in Manchester that:

  • Is looking for work
  • Is able to attend online webinars
  • Wants to build new skills

Contact details and Course dates

  • Deadline to register is 21st June 2021.
  • Course is starting 28th June 2021

Tel - 07471 033 651

Babington - Professional Training

email

gmca

About the course

We can support with a bespoke package if you are furloughed, at risk of redundancy or currently unemployed. Learners can choose from online courses with our specialist tutors 

Course Overview 

Adult Social Care (Core qualifications at Level 1 & 2 and specialist qualifications at Level 2)

  • Digital Skills
  • Money Management
  • Employability
  • Customer Service
  • Volunteering
  • Information, Advice or Guidance
  • Maths & English Functional Skills

Entry requirements

Eligibility for the course is age 19+ before 1st Sept 2020 and a Greater Manchester resident. (Eligibility rules apply)

Learners must have full ID, internet access and basic PC skills and will complete initial assessments prior to the courses, which will take place every Monday.

Contact details and Course dates

  • Course start dates throughout April 2021
  • Referrals can be made by calling 0161 8814826 (Option 5)

gmca

Digital Skills For Work

Digital technology is fast becoming an essential part of the running of any business. With the digital skills gap on the increase, many roles now require an element of digital skills and organisations need to ensure that staff have the right knowledge to run utilise it effectively. This qualification enhances your competency in digital literacy skills, supporting you within your current job role or giving the opportunity for progression into a role where digital skills are required.

What does the qualification cover

  • Understand how to protect devices and data
  • Communicate socially and professionally using technology
  • Apply digital skills in personal and business situations
  • Use digital resources to facilitate their own career progression

How is the course delivered

This course is completed via our online learning platform supported with interactive resources and webinars to cover the key topics where you can interact with a tutor and your peers. You will be supported throughout by one of our tutors who will review your progress.

Course summary

  • There is no start date as the course is always available. You can commence when you are ready.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Digital Skills For Work

Entry requirements

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Resident of England only
  • Looking for a job or looking to progress and gain new skills at work
  • UK or EU resident of three years or longer or outside of the EU

Progression 

  • An apprenticeship or further learning
  • A new job
  • Develop your skills with your current employer, and progress

How to apply

Please visit -Digital skills for work

city skills

About the course 

Digital content production - Journalism ( Single Vocational A - Level ) 

Do you dream of becoming a journalist, a reporter, an editor, or a public relations specialist. Then this is the course for you. Creative Journalism (Digital Content Production) is a new A-level equivalent course, which can be taken alongside 2 x A-levels.

This is the first step to achieving one of the most exciting careers available. Led by a team of industry specialists and former journalists, this programme is designed to introduce you to the fast-paced environment of print, broadcast and online journalism. You will learn how to improve your writing style, how to conduct interviews, create page layout and design, and how to improve your chances of getting your first foot in the door of this competitive industry.

During this course you will study

  • Journalist reporting. 
  • Digital media skills in video, audio, print, publishing, and web. 
  • Digital magazine production include genre, codes and conventions, content, layout and platforms. 
  • Interviewing techniques including journalistic context, questioning, styling and structure.
  • Writting copy, exploring text from a range of media sectors, looking at style, content and delivery. 
  • How to gather information from primary and secondary sources, target audience and planning content.
  • Page layout design for digital media exploring common principles of layout design, differences between printed and digital layout outcomes.
  • Working with text, images/ graphics, and colour.
  • How to respond to a brief.

Entry Requirements

Students will need three Grade 5s and three Grade 4s including a Grade 5 in GCSE (or equivalent) English. They should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Progression

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to: Pursue a career in print journalism, broadcast journalism, as a press officer, in public relations, marketing or publishing. Progress on to employment or a relevant university degree.

Assessment

The course is 67% coursework, this means that you are set assignments throughout the year. The remaining 33% of the course is a synoptic external assessment where a single task is set, which you have 20 hours of supervised college time to complete.

How to apply

Location -Pendleton Sixth Form College

Please visit -Course Application - Salford City Collage (salfordcc.ac.uk)

city skills

ICT (Single vocational A-Level )

About the course

From the world wide web to Wi-Fi, smartphones to social media, technology has opened up whole new network of channels to instantly seek information and communicate globally. Whether you’re looking at a career as a programmer, a systems and data analyst, web developer, computer forensic technician or even a digital graphics designer, studying ICT can give you many opportunities.

The course is designed to develop skills, test abilities and prepare students for a career in the industry of ICT. They’ll be getting to grips with the most cutting-edge technologies thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Whether they’re building a computer, working on one of our set up operating systems, delving into the world of virtual reality or working on a live brief, students will never be left without a challenge.

Outline

You would be assessed on a continual basis over the course of the two years. Our ICT qualification is based on 100% coursework, in the form of assignments and projects. At the end of the course students will gain a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to one A-level). The grades awarded are pass, merit, distinction and distinction star.

Entry Requirements

Students will need three Grade 5s and three Grade 4s including a Grade 4 in GCSE (or equivalent) English and mathematics. They should also have a broad range of GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.

Apply

Location -  Pendleton sixth form collage 

Please visit -Course Application - Salford City Collage (salfordcc.ac.uk)

 

city skills

IT software development (vocational)

This wide-ranging course further develops your skills in the creative and powerful world of ICT. You will develop skills to enable careers into gaming, web development and programming pathways. The course emphasis embraces the development and enhancement of all software development skills for use in this exciting subject, a subject that impacts upon all industries worldwide.

This programme is designed to introduce you and develop your skills in the creative field of software development. Examples include Website Development, Digital Graphics and Animation Techniques – All using industry-standard software packages. A further emphasis is on employability skills in the IT industry.

Outline

  • Digital graphics, software design and development
  • Event driven programming
  • Developing computer games and games design information systems

Entry requirements

  • Grades E/Fs or 1/2s at GCSE/interview
  • 4 grade 3s/Ds at GCSE
  • 5 grade 4s/Cs at GCSE
  • Grade 4 and above in either English or mathematics

Progression

Students can progress with us to study a HNC in Computing at our University Centre or an IT & Computing Apprenticeship with Apprenticeships at Salford City College. Alternatively, students can progress to study an undergraduate course at a university of their choice or progress to employment.

Apply

Please visit -Course Application - Salford City Collage (salfordcc.ac.uk)

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