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Citizens Advice Functional Skills ICT Taster Day
Thu 4 May 2017, 13:00 – 16:00 BST
This course enables participants to find out more about Functional Skills ICT. It prepares participants for the course as well as assessing people's understanding and level. Students will also be able to experience what it is like to be taught ICT and see how the course will be delivered. Students will learn elements of how to keep themselves safe online and by the end of the course decide if they want to enrol on a Functional Skills ICT course or other courses we have to offer.
What will I learn?
At the end of the course you will be able to:
- Identify what Functional skills ICT is and how the course will be delivered.
- Complete an initial assessment to ascertain what level of functional skills ICT you may be studying
- Identify what makes a 'secure' website and how this protects you
- Discuss why creating a secure password is important and what elements you need to ensure your password is secure
- Identify which Functional skills course you want to attend and further courses to support your progression
What are the course entry requirements?
This course is at our Beginners Level, however you may have some basic experience of using a computer, and/or have been on the Mouse and Keyboard course.
In order to attend this course you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English at Entry Level 3 and above. You should be able to:
- write legibly in complete sentences using capital letters, full stops and question marks
- plan and write in short paragraphs, being able to draft a piece of writing
- spell common words correctly, proof read, correct spellings and use a dictionary where appropriate
How long is the course?
The course is 3 hours and you will be directed to a functional skills course that follows on the following week.
How will I be learning?
The session will be delivered in a variety of ways. Presentations on a topic from the teacher with practical tasks that you will need to complete. You will be completing some written documentation and work on a computer or laptop. The course may also involve group discussions, pair work and individual tasks. There will be handouts and activities for participants to complete with teacher guidance and feedback.