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  • Overview of the course

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    This aim of this course is to introduce the learner to an interactive digital IT course - The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA), which is an online programme that helps learners develop their digital, enterprise and employability skills. It is accessible on any modern device, operating system and browser. This programme can be worked on at any time of day or night and from any part of the world.

    Through series of online challenges and events, you can complete career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain industry recognised awards that can help you stand out from the crowd.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will:

    Show how to access iDEA learning platform
    Explain the four iDEA categories Citizen, worker, maker and entrepreneur.
    Explore different categories and select badges to meet individual needs
    Demonstrate successful completion of iDEA badges.

  • Entry requirements

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    To join the course you MUST have basic computer skills and be able to read and understand written English language of an entry level 3 or above.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    Bolton College recognises the achievements of its learners by presenting them with a certificate at the end of the course, rewarding their efforts and celebrating the skills that they have acquired.
    You will agree an individual learning plan (ILP) with your tutor identifying what you want and need to gain from the course. You will build up a folder of work which shows the range of skills and knowledge you have developed. You will receive supportive verbal and written feedback throughout the course and track your progress through your Individual Learning Plan.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    • A ring binder folder to keep your work organised is essential.
    • You will also need to bring a pen and a notepad to take notes.
    • You can bring your own device to support learning
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to communitylearning@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £45.00
  • Future opportunities

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    You can progress on to other Computer/Digital Literacy courses at one of our local Adult Learning Centres. We have a wide range of non-computer course if you want to try something completely different. Your tutor will give you advice and guidance on other courses within the college and can signpost you for more advice and training. Your tutor will discuss this with you during the course.
    Other courses available to support your learning:
    • Free English and maths courses for those who have not yet attained a grade at C at GCSE (grade 4 equivalent)
    • Free digital literacy courses for beginners in computing and tablets
    • Free positive steps to wellbeing courses to support improved mental wellbeing, health and confidence
    • A range of employability skills courses

    Information, advice and guidance is available at all Bolton College centres. Our Adult Community Learning Job Coach is available to support learners who are seeking employment.
  • How to apply?

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    To enrol on this course:
    1. Visit a Community Learning Centre or College to enrol. Follow this link to find our enrolment days and times www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/enrolment-times. (Use for courses where no prior contact with the tutor is advised/required.)
    Some courses may need a pre-course interview, this will be marked in the course guide or contact a learning centre to find out if you need a pre-course interview. If you have any questions about fees, eligibility or the course then drop us an email or give us a call.
    You may need to take proof of any benefits you receive or evidence of your eligibility to do the course. You can find further information at www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/fees.
    If you have any questions about fees, eligibility or the course then drop us an email or give us a call.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
  • Start Date:

    09/11/2020

  • End Date:

    30/11/2020

  • Time:

    09:15 - 12:15
    3.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    4 weeks

  • Venue:

    Brownlow Fold Community Learning Centre

  • Course Code:

    CR425-CLDL