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Digital Literacy – Skills for Beginners

Are you struggling with technology?

This course is for adults who want to learn new skills for using technology today.

The course will take place 2 hours per week, for 12 weeks.

This is an opportunity to:

• Get back into learning

Build your skills and confidence in digital skills.

• Take part in an initial assessment of your key skills in the areas of:

o reading
o writing and spelling
o computers and other technology.

This assessment is to give you more information on:

• what you can already do, but perhaps aren’t confident in

• what you need to work on to be more confident in everyday or new situations
for work, family or other settings.

• An opportunity to use or practice digital skills in everyday life.

• Opportunities to be more confident by using digital skills in new or different situations.

• The chance to get ready to start working towards a qualification by working on
the gaps or blocks you might have that hold you back.

• Teaching that is interesting, adult-friendly and that encourages you to learn by
thinking about and discussing your own ideas and opinions.

• Teaching that focusses on what you need for your everyday life.

Start Date: 06-09-2024 Hours/week: 02 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 12 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
No previous education required

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements.

For further information on Learner Profile please refer to relevant section of the Programme Descriptor.

Learning Aptitude
Willingness to learn

Previous Experience
No previous experience required

Module Award Body
Introduction To Key Skills
At the end of this 12 weeks course, you will be able to:

Use new digital skills on your own device (smartphone, tablet or laptop, internet).

You’ll also be able to:

• Decide what you need to work on in the next course or class you go on to.

• Judge what kind of teaching helps you the most. This might help you decide what
you want to do next.

• Work in a group with other adults who are there for the same reasons as you.

• Put into practice what you have learned so that you can be more confident in
everyday new situations.


Gorey FETC


Gorey Further Education and Training Centre, Gorey Civic Centre, The Avenue, Gorey


  • Pay Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Anne McDonnell