Whether you are looking to improve your IT skills or after bitesize online courses and awards that can be added to your CV – let us introduce you to two different online learning platforms: Learn My Way and iDEA.
Learn My Way offers free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world, created by the Good Things Foundation.
There are 30 free courses designed to help beginners get started with the online basics - using a mouse, keyboard, setting up email accounts and using internet search engines - while also offering plenty to help people develop digital skills further. Courses include:-
• Using your computer or device – learn about using a computer or mobile device such as a phone or tablet
• Office programs – creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations
• Internet skills – online shopping and social media
• Finding a job online
• Managing your money online – learn how to budget, banking and shopping online in a safe and easy way
Sign up here for Learn My Way. When registering, please use the Centre code 8005879
There are also plenty of YouTube videos to help you to get started. Below are just some examples to get you going:
Learn My Way Registration videos (including Staying healthy online and Money and Shopping Online plus many more)
Once you’ve got going with Learn My Way, why not continue with your digital journey. iDEA helps you to develop digital, enterprise and employability skills. This is a learning approach that aspires to be a digital and enterprise equivalent of The Duke of Edinburgh Award and is not about sitting in a classroom. These are bitesize online courses and awards or you can just dip in and out and look at topics which interest you. Topics include e-safety, coding, project management, making websites and a whole host of other interesting topics – see pdf for a list of topics.
Sign up to iDEA here and learn what you can learn.
You can earn badges! Badges are bite-size challenges that help you learn digital and enterprise skills. Doing badges earns you points towards your Bronze, Silver or Gold Award which you can add to your CV. Everyone in Bury who takes part can get a head start with the Digital Bury badge. When you have signed up choose the 'have a badge code' option and enter BURYGOODiDEA-STH.
Here are just some examples of the badges you can earn:
Perhaps you want to create your own games? Learn how with the Game Designer badge!
Perhaps you are interested in career in coding? Learn how with the Coding badge!
Or perhaps you want to learn more entrepreneurial skills and take your business to social media? Learn how with the Social Media in Business badge!
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