The Online Essentials module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use the internet and email – including web browsing, effective information search, and online communication.
Using online tools and services to find and share information is an important part of working life. This module develops the skills and knowledge that support these activities, focusing on browsing, searching, and communicating.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates who want to access and use the internet effectively and securely.
Successful candidates will be able to:
Understand web browsing and online security concepts.
Use the web browser and manage browser settings, bookmarks, web outputs.
Search effectively for online information and critically evaluate web content.
Understand key copyright and data protection issues.
Understand concepts of online communities, communications and e-mail.
Send, receive e-mails and manage e-mail settings.
Organise and search e-mails and use calendars.
Leaving Certificate or equivalent, fluency in the English language and intermediate computer literacy level are required.
You will be required to complete and pass a basic IT Literacy entry quiz at the start of the course, if you do not pass the quiz you will not be able to continue with the programme.
All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10). Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You require a web browser to view content and access web platforms. You will receive an Office 365 licence to use for the duration of the course.
ICDL Profile Certificate in Online Essentials
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