Does all the technology around get you curious? If you wish to learn a new skill, become computer literate or just need a challenge, then the Introduction to Digital Technologies (level 2) course is ideal for you. This programme is designed to introduce you to different fields in IT, after which you may want to pursue a career in engineering, digital media, or even robotics, or just up for the challenge and gain new computing skills.
Learning is life-long, so don’t let your age be a deterrent. Anyone above 16 years of age is eligible for this course, once you meet other entry requirements.
This course is designed to teach basic computer skills across a range of digital devices and software. We aim at engaging the learners interest in computing to encourage further learning at higher levels.This programme will produce learners who are computer literate for basic computer use at work and/or home.
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
- Use the main features, functions and settings of common digital devices and software to create, access, organise, present and store information and data relevant to the context.
- Use internet and common digital devices and software and software to connect with other users and devices.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the types and purpose of common computing hardware, software and terminology to assist with choosing the right tool for the task.
- Demonstrate knowledge of trending digital devices and their purpose.
- Recognize basic security risks and compliance requirements when using digital devices and software’s and identify procedures and solutions to implement basic security in a home, work or study content.
- Troubleshoot or fix simple or routine computing and connectivity problems.
This programme runs for 15 weeks . Class hours are 8:45am – 3:00pm, Monday – Friday.
On successful completion of the Introduction to Digital Technologies (level 2) course, you will gain a New Zealand Certificate in Computing (User Fundamentals) Level 2. Achieving this qualification will prepare you to pursue higher level qualification or gain basic computing skills for work.
You will be provided with opportunities
- To learn how to manage your folders and files
- Operate and print a 3D object using a 3D printer
- To understand the basics of operating a drone
- Build a robot and make it move (easy, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist for this)
- Learn Microsoft Office 2016 (Publisher, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
- Be introduced to Photoshop and manipulate photos
- Learn to desktop publish flyers and posters
- Create your own website
- Learn about threats and troubleshooting
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Attend an interview
- Provide a verified copy of your birth certificate or passport