An Essential digital skills course at Fareham College will provide you with all the tools you need to be more confident in trying things online; It covers all of the digital skills needed in a wide range of situations in life and at work. At Entry 3 the course will focus on basic digital skills, for example making appointments, video calls, using online platforms or ordering goods and services. The Level 1 develops digital skills in life and the workplace such as organising payments, creating, editing, saving documents and trouble-shooting basic problems. If you are looking to step back in employment this Level 1 course will also cover the use of MS office and allow you to improve your basic digital skills for the current workplace. A skills check will determine if the Entry 3 or Level 1 course will be the most suitable for you and final assessment for each level of the course is a combination of tutor observed tasks and 1.5 hour online test. You will be provided with all the digital resources required for this course on campus, however you may wish to bring your own devices to sessions to use and familiarise yourself with.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.