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Know IT Digital Skills (Beginners)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

Do you feel that you lack confidence in using a computer? This course is a great place to start!

This course will help you to develop basic IT skills, which will support you with day-to-day activities, such as searching for information on the internet and sending or replying to emails.

You will be fully supported and guided by friendly, helpful tutors.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This course has flexible start dates throughout the year and will take up to 9 hours to complete, over three half days, in the classroom. However, flexible learning can be offered and more information can be provided on enquiry or at enrolment.

The course takes place at St Helens College, Town Centre Campus, St Helens, WA10 1PP. The course can also be delivered at a variety of our other campus locations.

What will I study?

Topics covered include:

  • Log in to and use a college computer
  • Use an Outlook email account
  • Search for information on the internet
  • Saving and printing information
  • Staying safe online

How is it assessed?

Achievement of the course is through completion of a workbook.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are necessary. This course is suitable for anyone that is looking to develop their skills or progress on to an accredited course.

What are the course fees?

You may be eligible for Community Learning funding if you have not completed a government-funded accredited course since 1st August 2022.

There are a number of fee options for this course including:

  • If you are unemployed - FREE
  • If you are employed - £30

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course provides fantastic progression on to the Entry Level 3 Essential Digital Skills or another accredited course, depending on your goals. Your tutor will discuss this with you at the end of your course.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

Please contact our WorkWorld Team on 01744 623597 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ref: Pam Berry