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Digital skills: what are they and why do you need them?

March 11, 2022

At no other time has it been as important as now to either learn digital skills or increase your knowledge of them. In response, Northern College has developed a new package of digital courses for adults which are free for eligible students.

Over the last two years, the world has changed with regards to how we work, live and learn. From online Zoom calls to classrooms in Microsoft Teams, we are all doing things differently to how we imagined, and they have become essential skills for life and work.

Digital skills are a way of doing things in this new landscape. This includes how we use devices such a mobile phone, laptops, tablets, and their software. These skills can help to simplify tasks in the workplace and in everyday life.

No matter which sector you are looking to work in, these skills are more important than ever, and now is the perfect time to gain the skills which employers are looking for.

So, where do you start?

Whether you are new to computers and digital technologies, or just need to update your skillset, we can offer you a course which suits your level.

Let us help you to build your skills and confidence so that you can go after the job that you really want or progress in your current role.

You can apply to study from a range of introductory short courses which include but are not limited to Cloud Computing, Digital Devices, Microsoft 365, Web Design and Essential Digital Skills.

For anyone who wants to specialise in Digital Skills and work in the IT industry, we have also launched a new course called Digital Skills for Business where you can learn about:

  • Communicating in the IT Industry 
  • Working in the IT Industry 
  • Business IT Skills 
  • Presenting Information using IT

This is the perfect course to give you the digital skills you need for the modern world of work. The course will enable you to achieve Level 2 Cambridge Extended Certificate in IT and demonstrates that you are working to a similar academic level as a Grade 4 GCSE.

Look now at our digital and IT courses on our website.

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