Adult Skills and Community Learning

OCR Award in Life and Living Skills (Entry Level 3)

This course is designed to support unemployed learners who want to develop their ICT skills to help with job searching and maintaining their online dashboard.

Email is a key focus throughout the course, and promoting independent online activity. The course helps to develop IT skills while achieving a recognised qualification at entry level 3, and is a good stepping stone for future courses. 

Length of course

15 hours over 2.5 weeks (attending twice a week)

Course content

Learners will:

  • access a word processing application and learn the basics of creating, saving, recalling, editing and printing documents
  • know how to use email to communicate and apply for job vacancies
  • find out the difference between uploading and downloading
  • be able to send and receive attachments

Entry requirements

 No prior experience or knowledge of ICT is required.

Course fees

The course is free for all learners.

How to apply 

You'll need to book a pre-course assessment before you can start the course, to make sure you have the necessary entry skills to complete the course within the allocated time.

At the appointment you'll be able to discuss your needs with one of our tutors and will also complete a short IT skills assessment. Assessments take place at Wellington House in Barnsley town centre and last about 45 minutes.

Not sure if this is the right course for you?

Book an information and advice appointment so we can help you find the best course.

What you can do next

We encourage all learners to progress to longer ICT courses at entry level.

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to gain practical skills in using ICT for job searching.

What our learners say

  • I feel more confident going on the internet to do my job search.
    ICT course adult learner
  • I have really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and approachability of the tutor in these classes.
    ICT course adult learner
  • I liked the friendly atmosphere and tutor, I feel proud of what I have achieved
    ICT course adult learner