Course: Award in Digital Skills for Health & Social Care


Award for IT Users in Health and Social Care - Level 1

Technology in the care industry is evolving. If you wish to work in health or social care, it’s important to possess some basic digital skills, as you’ll likely be required to undertake digital activities as part of your day-to-day routine. This free* course will help you to gain the confidence needed to work effectively with digital technology in the care industry. Topics include ‘Improving productivity in IT’, ‘Using word processing software’, ‘IT Security’ and ‘IT Communication Fundamentals’.

You will develop a range of skills which are highly valued by employers in the sector.

These skills include:

  • Report writing

  • Effective Communication

  • How to Use Digital Technology

  • Time Management

  • Building Relationships

  • Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Hygiene

  • Working in a Team

Where: This mainly delivered online, with four face-to-face sessions taking place in classrooms at your choice of Capital City College Training, Newham College, Havering College or London South East Colleges.

When: February

Length: 15 weeks. Expect to study for approximately 3-4 hours per week

Classroom type: This is an online course

Price: All courses are free for low-income adults living in London. Do you qualify? Get in touch to find out.

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