College offers essential digital skills to community

Solihull College & University Centre are launching a new Essential Digital Skills course to help the local community feel more comfortable using digital technology this summer.

The free course aims to provide support to adults who would like to familiarise themselves with basic computing skills, from learning how to shop online to communicating through email and video calls. It will be delivered over 15 weeks consisting of one 3-hour session per week.

A male students sits studying on campus in front of his computer

Tutor Ahmed Sheikh, who holds a Master’s in Cyber Security, comments: “We are proud to be a pioneering adult education provider and by offering this course we aim to address the gaps in digital skills within neighbouring communities. Our vision is to offer this course to areas in the wider Birmingham district too. Due to our impressive facilities and our teaching methods, we know this will be a great initiative.”

The College hosts state-of-the-art IT facilities in its Computing Centre at Blossomfield Campus. On completion, students may want to progress onto a range of the College’s Computing courses, including CISCO and Microsoft courses.

Applications are open now. Find out more about the Level 1 Essential Digital Skills course.

Find out more about Solihull College & University Centre’s Computing & Emerging Technologies courses.