IT & Digital Skills

Future-proof your life and career with digital skills

Think you’re good with computers? You might be surprised. Although most of us use tech every day, many of us don’t have a formal qualification to prove our level of ability. So how can you show employers how IT literate you are?

 
 
 

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IT & Digital Skills – new range arriving this August

It’s estimated that 11.3 million people in the UK lack basic digital skills and 8% of adults in the UK have no basic digital skills at all. We’re working hard to develop digital skills courses to address the skills gap and our new range of digital skills courses will be launched in August 2020.

What does it cover?

The new courses will include:

  • Essential Digital Skills (Entry and Level 1)
  • Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills                  
  • Level 2 Certificate in Digital Skills for Work    

To tackle the skills gap, SS&L are offering funded digital skills qualifications for all adults.  These will support digital skills needed for life and work. The qualifications are available at 3 levels: Entry, Level 1 and Level 2.

What’s in it for me?

Improving your digital skills will open up a world of opportunity and equip you for your future life and work. Learning how to access public services, communicate effectively and manage money online have all become vital life skills.  If you’re a parent, improving your digital skills will enable you to help your children with their education.

Did you know that 82% of all jobs require some digital skills and that the number of digital jobs has grown almost three times as quickly as other occupations in recent years?  Our courses will help you get a job or progress in your career.

What qualities do I need to succeed?

Our courses are available to anyone who is 19+. The most important thing is that you want to learn and are prepared to commit the time to attending weekly classes or to study as a distance learner, depending on which course you choose.

What support will I get?

Following an initial assessment with your tutor, the course will be tailored for your needs, including the content and course length. You’ll receive support in the classroom from your tutor and be given access to a variety of resources in the classroom and for self-study.

Why should I choose SS&L as my training provider?

At Somerset Skills & Learning, we pride ourselves on having a team of some of the most experienced and professional tutors in the county. We offer daytime, evening and distance learning classes in most of our subjects, to enable you to fit your studies around daily life. Our small class sizes make us a preferred option for many seeking more one-to-one tutor support.

I’ve qualified – what next?

Courses are available up to Level 2 and many of our learners stay with us and progress to the next level. Your tutor will discuss your options for progression with you.

When and where will I be learning?

Our courses run at multiple locations in Somerset, during the day and evening. There are also distance learning options available.

IT & Digital Skills at a glance

  • Free qualifications*.
  • Start at any time.
  • Full tutor support, with small friendly classes.
  • Day and evening classes available.
  • Suitable for a range of abilities.
  • Available at centres throughout Somerset.
  • Distance learning options available.

*Eligibility applies

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