Essential : Courses and passport

This 7 module course is designed for novice users and will guide the learner from having little to no IT knowledge to being comfortable and assured in using today’s main digital technologies and channels. This course covers all aspects of digital technologies – from basic instruction on how to operate a computer in a practical and safe way through to getting online and accessing social media. It covers the everyday technologies that we use on a daily basis – smartphones, computers, music, video, images, the internet and social media.

certificate dsf

Essential
Digital Skills
Passport

Essential Digital Skills Passport Modules

Module 1: GETTING STARTED

How to use computer hardware; common terminology; how to operate the computer; common software platforms; accessing files; email; computer viruses and how to protect against them.

Module 2: GETTING ONLINE

The Internet and the World Wide Web, webbased services, buying online, Voice over IP, safety online, personal information and security online, parental controls and how to use them..

Module 3: MUSIC AND AUDIO FILES

Upload, download, share and store Music and Audio Files. Buying music online and operating MP3 devices.

Module 4: SOCIAL NETWORKING

Privacy and safety online. Using social networks and creating your online profile. Connecting with friends online while protecting your privacy. Shopping online safely.

Module 5: PHOTOS AND DIGITAL IMAGE FILES

Operate software on a digital camera. Storing, sharing and printing digital images. Creating outputs with your digital photographs.

Module 6: VIDEO

Operate a digital video device. Edit, organise and enhance your digital videos. Create outputs and share your digital videos through the internet.

Module 7: WEB SHARE

Creating CDs and DVDs. Upload and share your files. Understand the memory and capacity of your computer and devices. Backing up your data, Legal issues and copyright.