If you are aged 16-24 and have learning difficulties or disabilities, this course can help you develop employability skills, as well gain knowledge and experience in ICT.
You will develop your skills of communicating via email. You will learn the basic functions of the keyboard.You will learn how to present documents and to use different Microsoft Word templates. This includes using specific functionality to ensure mistakes are corrected e.g. spell check. You will learn how to save and store files before learning how to retrieve them.
There are no qualifications required but an Initial Assessment will be carried to ensure course appropriateness. Proof of support needs and/or previous support received.
You will be assessed through a variety of methods based on course requirements and individual needs. For example:ObservationsWorkbooksPractical ActivitiesQuestioningPeer feedbackThroughout the course, you will be gathering evidence/information in each unit. There are different methods that evidence can be gathered to meet individual needs.
If you will be aged 19+ on 31st August prior to the start date of your course, up to Level 2, then your study with us will be free. You must have lived for 3 years within the EU/EEA/UK prior to the start of your course, you must have lived in the UK before 1st January 2021 and you must have permission to live in the UK for at least 12 months from the first day of learning. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.
Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.
You may progress into work and potentially onto supported internships.