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

Luckily, there’s a globally recognised course designed to do just that – the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence).

This course provides you with the computer skills and abilities needed to build on existing knowledge, motivate further learning and make you more attractive to employers.

What does it cover?

From file management, email and online skills, to navigating your way around a computer and its main programmes (including Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint), the courses  cover everything you need to gain confidence, open up employment and promotion opportunities, and boost your CV. The level 1 and 2 courses are free if you are unemployed.

What’s in it for me?

From absolute beginner to advanced user, ECDL can be tailored at three levels to meet your specific requirements. On successful completion you will gain an internationally recognised qualification, accredited by the Chartered Institute of IT (BCS).

The ECDL qualification is the benchmark and a minimum requirement for getting a job in lots of companies in the UK including HSBC, Sainsbury’s and the NHS.

What qualities do I need to succeed?

You can be any age and all you need is a basic understanding of computers and an enthusiasm to learn. You will need to commit to attending classes every week throughout the course and do some work in your own time too.

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 will 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 both daytime and evening classes in most of our subjects, to enable you to fit your studies around daily life and our small class sizes make us a preferred option for many seeking more one-to-one tutor support.

Not sure it’s for you – why not try a free taster session? Contact us for information.

I’ve qualified – what next?

Courses are available up to Level 3 and many of our learners stay with us and progress to the next level, from Essentials and Extra to Advanced. 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.

What’s next?

Want to discuss your options or unsure about what’s available to you? Contact our friendly team who’ll be more than happy to help.

Send us a message0330 332 7997

IT & Digital Skills at a glance

  • Internationally recognised qualifications.
  • Free taster sessions available.
  • Start at any time.
  • Level 1 and 2 courses are free if you are unemployed.
  • Day and evening classes available.
  • Courses available for all abilities.
  • Full tutor support, with small friendly classes.

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