Introduction

Expand economic opportunity for everyone

Digital skills can play a powerful role in helping people connect, learn, engage with their community, and create more promising futures. This course can help individuals gain the digital skills necessary to engage in a digital economy and improve livelihoods. 

Who Should Enrol

The Digital Literacy Course is available for any South African.

To register, learners will need a device, such as a phone, tablet or computer, with internet connectivity and a web browser as well as a valid email address.

Additionally, each delegate would require a valid South African ID. 

Course Design

The course is designed for both self-paced individual study or classroom use. If you are completing the course through independent study, you can read the lessons, watch the videos, and complete the knowledge checks without further instruction.

In a classroom environment, the course may be used to supplement additional classroom courseware, or it may be used on its own, depending on the choices made by your instructor or learning center.

The following Learning Paths will be covered:

  • Work with computers
  • Access information online
  • Communicate online
  • Participate safely and responsibly online
  • Create digital content
  • Collaborate and manage content digitally

 

Course Duration

The time commitment required to complete the course will vary by learner and experience level. We estimate at least 1.5 hours per module, or 9 hours to complete the full course.

Certification

After completing each module, learners will receive a Certificate for that specific module. 
Learners no longer need to take a final assessment to validate their skills. 
You will receive a 'Certificate of Completion' when you are finished with all the modules.

Contact

FPD School of Information Technology
+24 87 821 1109
itschool@foundation.co.za



FAQ

Find detailed instructions by clicking here.

What is digital literacy? Giving people a skill that they can utilise technology to interact with the world around them.

What is the course about? This Microsoft Digital Literacy course focuses on:
  • Basic digital knowledge on how to use a computer
  • How to use the Internet
  • How to keep yourself and your computer safe online
  • How use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Free for all South Africans.

You will need the following:
  • Phone, Tablet or Computer with Internet connectivity
  • South African ID number
  • Email address

How do I create an email account if I don’t have one? You can create an email at https://outlook.live.com/owa/ . Click on create free account and follow the online instructions.

You will require a South African ID number to register.

If you have issues with the registration process and course access, user support is available:
  • For any user support queries, please feel free to browse our comprehensive help page by clicking here
  • Starting an online chat with one of our support consultants by clicking the green “chat” button at the bottom right hand corner of your screen. If all of our support consultants are busy, please leave a message in the chat box and we will contact you as soon as we are available
  • Alternatively, please feel free to send an email to support@ps.studio or
  • You can call for support on 012 111 7001

If you have technical issues, thechnical support is available:
  • For any user support queries, please feel free to browse our comprehensive help page by clicking here
  • Starting an online chat with one of our support consultants by clicking the green “chat” button at the bottom right hand corner of your screen. If all of our support consultants are busy, please leave a message in the chat box and we will contact you as soon as we are available
  • Alternatively, please feel free to send an email to support@ps.studio or
  • You can call for support on 012 111 7001

If you have content or course-related questions, academic support is available:
  • For any course content or course-related queries, please contact Foundation for Professional Development School of Information Technology by sending an email to itschool@foundation.co.za or
  • You can call for support on 012 816 9000

Once you have completed the final assessment you will get your results immediately on screen.

Your certificate will be available under your user profile shortly after you have successfully passed the final assessment.

Your certificate will be available under your user profile after you have successfully passed the final assessment. You can then print your certificate or store for later access.

This certificate will allow you to claim recognition of prior learning in Digital Literacy at institutions after school.

You will need an estimated 200MB of data to access and complete the Microsoft Digital Literacy course.

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The Digital Literacy Course is for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of using digital technologies Including a introduction to the Microsoft Office Suite

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