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Access to technology

Course Title:

Access to technology

Course Number:

LSND F30047

Venue:

Derby Multicultural Centre

Learning Area:

ICT

Level:

Entry (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

Sai Azam

Start Date:

16 September 2020

End Date:

20 January 2021

Session Time(s):

Wednesday between 09:30 and 11:30

Total Sessions:

15

Total Hours:

30

Class Size:

Between 9 and 12 learners.

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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. 

What will I be learning?

This course will be tailored around you – you will meet your own goals with support from your tutor. It will support you to develop your own existing skills including:

  • Sending emails and attachments
  • Updating your CV, and writing personalised statements using word
  • Using Microsoft Office (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • File Management
  • Relevant areas particular to you!

Does the course lead to a qualification?

This course does not lead to a formal qualification but will enable you to build your skills and confidence ready to progress onto accredited courses as soon as you are ready.

This course is also a perfect way for you to get back into education or fill gaps in your knowledge without the pressure of exams.

Who is the course for?

The target groups are learners who have completed an entry level ICT course, that are not quite ready for a Level 1 ICT qualification or for whom a formal ICT pathway is not appropriate and those who are returning to learning after a significant break.

Initial assessment will be included in the course.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a ring binder folder, notepad and pen. You will be given high quality handouts each week so dividers for each week would be an advantage, you may also like to bring a memory stick so that you can save all of your work to.

Are there any additional costs?

No

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.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

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

  • Entry 3 ICT Skills for Work o Leisure
  • ICT functional skills
  • ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)
  • Using iPads
  • Digital Photography
  • Using Facebook and Twitter

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

Derby Multicultural Centre

Address:

Dairyhouse Road, Derby, DE23 8HN

Parking:

Limited Car Parking
Limited Cycle Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Loop System

Refreshments:

Learners and staff will need to bring in their own refreshments.

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

Take Osmaston Road A514 from Derby City Centre. Turn right at the traffic lights into Douglas Street which becomes Dairyhouse Road at the traffic lights. The Multicultural Centre is on the left just after the lights. 01332 956350 OR 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

No. 38 Arriva.

Enrolment Information

In Person

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

Enrolment Centre:

Derby Multicultural Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5pm, with evening sessions Mon & Tues until 8.30 pm. Plus Saturdays 9 - 12.30. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot

Address:

Dairyhouse Road, Derby, DE23 8HN   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 956360

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:

FREE

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Note: Please bring evidence of eligibility for fee reduction to the first class.

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