Pitman Training

Digital Skills

Course Outline

Our online Digital Skills course is ideal for people wanting to gain an understanding and grounding in using the internet, online safety and broader digital skills such as digital photography, social networking, digital media and much more.


• Learn about various digital skills

• The flexibility and value of a self-study course designed to enable you to work at your own pace

• The opportunity to gain the BCS qualification

To teach digital skills to cover the BCS Entry Level Certificate In Digital Skills (ITQ) (Entry 3) (QCF)qualification.

The course has been designed for those wishing to gain introductory skills in a variety of digital media.It would be preferable if you had some basic PC experience.

Computer Basics
  • How to start a computer and understand the different hardware.
  • Learning about some of the terminology used.
  • How to organise files by creating, copying and pasting or deleting.
  • The basic skills required to setup, edit and print documents.
Online Basics
  • How to search for information and make purchases online.
  • Using email and communicating online.
  • How to speak to family and friends for free using Skype.
  • Staying safe online from viruses and protecting personal information.
  • How to use parental controls.
Audio and video software
  • How to use a digital video camera’s basic functions and features.
  • Importing clips from a video camera and start video editing.
  • Simple editing techniques.
  • How to add audio tracks and still images.
  • Enhancing video by adding titles and transitions.
  • Sharing video by producing DVDs or publishing on the internet.
Digital photography
  • How to set-up and use a digital camera and its basic functions and features.
  • Using photo software to update, arrange and organise their photos into folders.
  • How to do basic editing and use imaging skills to enhance photos.
  • Sharing photos through slideshows or by publishing on the web.
Digital Music
  • How to set up a digital music device, play music and work with the computer.
  • Using software to add to and update their music collection.
  • How to transfer music files from CD with full song and artist details.
  • Understanding different functions and setting on their music player.
  • How to search for and purchase music from an online store.
Social Networking
  • Learning about what social networking is.
  • What a personal profile is and how online groups are organised.
  • Common features of social networking sites such as catching up with friends, sharing the latest news, posting photos and uploading videos.
  • Understanding the concept of unsolicited mail and how to deal with spam.
  • Copyright laws and how they relate to the internet.

This course will take around 100 hours of study to complete.

This course can be studied online. This means, you have the flexibility to study our Digital Skills course:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’re ready to go ahead, all you need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre who will be able to talk you through the process and set you up on the online platform, and then you’ll be ready to study the Digital Skills course at a time and place convenient to yourself. 

To get in touch with your nearest centre that offers and supports our online Digital Skills Training courses /training-a-z/”>

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