Unlike some private training companies, we are highly qualified teachers specialising in digital skills
Cheshire Digital Skills Academy is graded “outstanding” by an Ofsted inspector. We deliver training with passion and enthusiasm and have the skills, expertise and techniques which will differentiate, stretch and challenge our learners to give everyone the digital skills they need to fully participate in society. Our training is bespoke. It is designed for an individual and/or group which draws from existing training resources but is intended specifically for the target audience. Their needs are investigated and defined first resulting in receiving relevant digital skills to enhance their work, improve productivity and save time.
We’ve launched a dedicated online platform to keep connected. This is the ideal place to meet like-minded professionals, learn skills and share knowledge.
We have recently gained accreditation from The British Computer Society; Chartered Institute for IT. BCS are globally recognised and deliver qualifications from over 200 countries. This means that we can now offer nationally recognised qualifications to all of our learners. BCS have offered the most popular qualifications, over many years, and now over 2 million people have studied for the ECDL course (European Computer Driving Licence), this is used as a benchmark for many employers, indeed over 75% of employers would not consider any candidate without any IT skills.
We will be offering the new Digital Literacy for Work qualifications which will raise the levels of IT literacy within communities. These qualifications are built with a focus on employment with all IT skills covered from email and e-safety to word-processing, video-editing and social networks. These qualifications are aimed at two levels:
- Entry level – qualifications designed for adults with no or little prior experience of using digital devices or the internet.
- Level 1 – qualifications designed for adults with some experience of using digital devices and the internet but lacking secure basic digital skills.
We will also, of course, offer ECDL which is available at different levels.
Up-skilling ‘non-qualification’ training
We specialise in Microsoft Office based applications for example Word Processing, Spreadsheet Software, Presentation Software, Database and Outlook, we cater for all levels. Our business will provide digital skills training for forward thinking organisations who see the benefits by investing in their staff.
We offer a high-quality customised service that recognises each organisation’s challenges. We will also provide digital skills training for individuals so they can reap the benefits of long-term success.
We have the flexibility to offer our training directly from your own workplace, our training suite in Chester or even online and distance learning, whichever is more convenient.
Our training suite is located within the Riverside Innovation Centre, next to Chester University in the heart of the City. Our venue is welcoming, comfortable and spacious with great facilities including the latest technology and equipment to ensure that your staff enjoy their time with us, departing with the full confidence to use their newly developed skills
Cost and time effective
Skills gap costs economy around £63bn a year in lost income according to Ofcom’s Adult Media Literacy Survey.
Cheshire Digital Skills Academy offer training solutions for organisations that are aware of the importance of investing in their staff. We offer a customised service that recognises each organisation’s distinct challenges. Our mission is to help your staff grow and contribute to your organisation’s success.
Consultation to identify your specific training needs
We can help businesses and corporations increase workflow and productivity by assessing your current IT working practices. This coupled with digital skills training for your staff will improve their confidence and efficiency increasing office morale and productivity in the workplace.