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Essential Digital Skills - CPD/ECSC Approved

This is an online digital learning package designed to introduce employees who need to improve their basic digital skills and literacy. The suite of four bitesize courses will teach learners how to be vigilant when using social media, use search engines effectively, carry out safe online transactions, and ensure their personal information is protected from malware.

See below for further information.

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Essential digital skills

What’s in it for the organisation and learner?

This will be a gateway suite of courses for learners who want to improve their digital skills and perhaps undertake other e-learning and qualifications, but currently lack the digital literacy that most institutions and companies require when enrolling on a course or applying for jobs. They will gain a foundation for their learning which will aim to give them more independence when navigating around their devices and communicating with others.

Learning objectives

Course 1: Social Media Awareness

In this course we will explore:

  • The advantages of using social media professionally
  • What could happen if you use social media inappropriately
  • The do’s and don’ts of social media

Course 2: Digital Communication

In this course we will explore:

  • The different types of communication platforms and how they could help your team.
  • The shortcuts and accessibility features within your devices and on word processor documents, and how they can help you get the best out of your device with just a few tweaks.
  • The similarities between video conferencing tools, and how moving to virtual communication platforms can be made easier by remembering a few key points.

Course 3: Online Searching

In this course we will explore:

  • Some tips and techniques to get the best out of your browser searches.
  • How to recognise reliable from unreliable sources, and what questions to ask when deciding if information would be suitable for certain projects.
  • What ‘confirmation bias’ means and how to ensure it doesn’t influence your research or results.

Course 4: Transacting Online

In this course we will explore:

  • The importance of protecting your devices to help prevent malware and phishing scams.
  • Where computer viruses come from and how to spot signs of malware or phishing scams on your devices.
  • The best ways of protecting your device, how to respond if your device has been hacked, and some best practice ways to ensure that the websites you visit are legitimate and safe to use.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.

Course assessment and certification

On successful completion of the final assessment a downloadable certificate is immediately available from your Online Training Academy Dashboard



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After placing your order online you will receive the following emails;

  • Purchase Receipt Email
  • Account Confirmation Email
  • Online Training Academy Invitation Email

The subject line of your Invitation Email will read:

Thank you for your eLearning Marketplace purchase. You are invited to join The Online Training Academy learning portal.

Click on the link in the email to open the Online Training Academy sign in page and use your email address as your Username and use the Password that you setup during the checkout process.

Your Online Training Academy dashboard will now be displayed and you will see the course you have purchased.

You will be able to access the course for 12 months.

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