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Computers - ECDL - Level 1 (£126) & level 2 (£252)

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Course Title:

Computers - ECDL - Level 1 (£126) & level 2 (£252)

Course Number:

LRNV F20056

Venue:

Village Learning Centre

Learning Area:

ICT

Level:

Level 1 (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

Andrew Dawkins

Start Date:

15 September 2020

End Date:

15 June 2021

Session Time(s):

Tuesday between 10:00 and 12:30

Total Sessions:

32

Total Hours:

80

Class Size:

Between 8 and 12 learners.

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NOTE: This course is currently FULL.

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NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

Blended learning:

Due to the current situation this course will be delivered using a blended learning approach in order to maintain social distancing with small class bubbles.  This means that you will be attending centres on a fortnightly basis for face to face tuition with a range of tasks and assignments to complete remotely in between.  Remote learning elements will vary from course to course but may include some online learning as well as completion of paper-based activities and research tasks.  Your tutor will provide more detail about how blended learning will work for your class during your induction session, the remote learning elements are an integral part of the course and must be completed in full and on time in order for you to progress and achieve. 

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) Level 1

Guided learning hours: 30hrs

What will I be learning?

During this flexible course you will be offered two routes to complete the level 1 ECDL qualification:

ECDL essentials – is a fixed version of the qualification and includes the following three units

  • IT User Fundamentals – using the computer to organise and store documents effectively
  • Using Email and Using the Internet – you will be able to find information and send e-mails efficiently
  • IT Security – using a computer nowadays raises a range of security issues, this unit will provide relevant information and guidance on how to overcome and protect against these.

ECDL flexible award – offers a flexible approach to the course which can be tailored to your own individual needs.  A total of 9 credits is needed from the following units.  You tutor will work with you during your induction session to help select the best units for you:

  • IT User Fundamentals – using the computer to organise and store documents effectively
  • Using Email and Using the Internet – you will be able to find information and send e-mails efficiently
  • IT Security – using a computer nowadays raises a range of security issues, this unit will provide relevant information and guidance on how to overcome and protect against these.
  • Word Processing – using a word processor to create, edit and format documents to a professional standard
  • Spreadsheet Software – you will learn how to apply a range of calculations and display data effectively
  • Presentation Software -  learn to prepare text and graphics to present to an audience

Previous learner comments

“I have enjoyed this course more than I expected to: I feel a big sense of achievement and feel more confident too.”

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Yes. There are three individual tests written by BCS (The British Computer Society) for Level 1. The Level 1 Certificate is worth 9 credits and may be transferrable to other IT qualifications. You are not allowed to use any notes during the exams.

On successful completion of the course, a Level One ITQ Award will be issued from BCS (British Computer Society), this is the latest ECDL Level 1 qualification.

Who is the course for?

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) establishes a standard for everyone who uses a computer, in either a professional or a personal capacity.

ECDL is a Europe-wide qualification, which enables candidates to demonstrate their competence in computer skills. Its aims are:

  • To raise the general level of competency in IT
  • To improve productivity at work
  • To enable employers to invest more efficiently in IT
  • To ensure the best practice and quality issues are understood and implemented

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a memory stick for storing work files, ring binder folder, notepad, pen and proof of identification. You will be given high quality manuals.

Are there any additional costs?

The tuition fee payable for this course is £126 for 36 sessions

In addition there is an exam fee which is £63 (resits if needed are £8.50 per credit)

We offer excellent tuition with classes of no more than 12 learners.

Fast-track options available; please contact Clare Concannon on 711375 or clare.concannon@derby.gov.uk for more information

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to  www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on 01332 956565 or  DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

DALS:

  • Using Ipads
  • ICT functional skills
  • Digital Photography and Imaging
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting using SAGE
  • ECDL Level 2

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

 

Course Title: ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) - Level 2

Guided learning hours: 60hrs

What will I be learning?

You will cover the 4 units of ECDL level 2 using syllabus version 5. You will learn the following topics during this course:

  • To carry out a variety of Word Processing tasks
  • To create and amend spreadsheets and Graphs
  • To create, format and amend a PowerPoint presentation
  • To be able to apply skills learnt in previous units in a real situational task
  • You will be using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Previous learner comments

“I have enjoyed this course more than I expected to: II feel a big sense of achievement and feel more confident too.”

Does the course lead to a qualification?

There are four individual tests written by BCS (The British Computer Society) for level two. Each unit is worth 4 credits. Your will have 45-minutes to complete each test and you are not allowed to use any notes.

On completion of the course the Full Level 2 ITQ Certificate will be issued. This is the new ECDL certificate.

Who is the course for?

The course content is in-depth therefore it is highly recommended that you have the ECDL Level 1 qualification as a minimum or have completed New Clait.

If you would like a chat about your skills before you join, please email clare.concannon@derby.gov.uk for an informal skills assessment.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a memory stick for storing work files, ring binder folder, notepad, pen and proof of identification.

Are there any additional costs?

The tuition fee payable for this course is £252 for 36 sessions

In addition there is an exam fee which is £91 (resits if needed are £8.50 per credit)

We offer excellent tuition with classes of no more than 12 learners.

Fast-track options are available: please contact Clare Concannon on Derby 711375 or clare.concannon@derby.gov.uk for more information.

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to  www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our Helpline on 01332 956565 or  DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

DALS:

  • Digital Photography and Imaging
  • Bookkeeping and Accounting using SAGE

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact enquiries on 01332 956565 or email DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk   You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Village Learning Centre

Address:

Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN

Parking:

Ample Car Parking
Ample Cycle Parking

Security:

CCTV

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System

Refreshments:

Drinks Machine
Staff and learners will need to bring their own refreshments

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

From the city centre, take A5250 road (Burton Rd),go along to the main crossroads with A5111 (Ring Road), turn left on A5111 Warwick Ave, take 2nd exit (straight over) at roundabout, continue and then take 1st right onto Village St and then we are on the left hand side next to Village Primary School. 01332 956340 or 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Arriva No. 7 from the bus station and Arriva No. 5 and 5A from Babington Lane

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Village Learning Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5 pm, with late evening session on Weds until 8.30 pm. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot.

Address:

Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 956340

Email:

DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk

By Email

Send your enrolment enquiry to DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk.

More Information

For more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 956565.

Fees

Category A Fee:

£336.00

Category B Fee:

FREE

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