Digital Skills Academy Developing Skills

Digital Essentials

Event Information:

Venue: Chamber Office, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Available To: Eligible delegates

Member Price: FREE

Non-Member Price: FREE

Digital Essentials 

This training course is being delivered as part of the D2N2 Digital Skills Academy that exclusively supports autistic individuals and women that want to get back into work or upskill. Helping them to gain the digital skills they need to find a job they’ll thrive in.

This training is completely FREE, and comprises a four-day programme.

Who’s it for?

This programme is set up to help autistic individuals and women, particularly those who are returning to work after a period of absence, those out of work, and those that feel that their current skills are underused in their existing role and want to pursue a career in a digital role.

What support is available?

This course is designed to teach the skills required to become work-ready for a job in the growing digital sector. Each course set is delivered by experienced and industry-leading digital experts.

Delegates also receive support from a graduate digital buddy, who’ll help build their confidence and offer one-to-one guidance in a safe environment.

Work experience opportunities may also be a possibility for some delegates once they’ve completed their course.

About Digital Essentials

The world of Digital Marketing is often a confusing place full of acronyms, jargon and constant change.

This four-day course is designed to give you more confidence digitally and overview the key functionality of your designated device, be it a laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet and advise on how to stay safe online. There will be hints and tips as how to use cloud storage more effectively, be able to manage and upload documents to the cloud; how to use key tools such as an online calendar; how to update your CV using word and upload job applications online, and many other digital skills that will be helpful to you in the workplace and during the process of finding work

The other dates of this training programme are 7, 15 and 22  October. All four dates must be attended.

Where the training courses are being held and what support is available?

This training course is being held at the Chamber's office, Chesterfield.

Every delegate will be provided with a comprehensive workbook to use to capture notes throughout each session and can be taken away at the end as a reference guide for the future.

A buffet lunch will be provided during each day with refreshment breaks morning and afternoon too.

A certificate of attainment will be given at the end of the four-day training course.

What is the eligibility criteria?

Every participant is required to have a minimum level of digital skills and experience to ensure that the training course is right for them. Desired skills include competency and thorough understanding of computer systems, and applications, be familiar with file management, word processing systems, and have excellent written and verbal skills.

How do you enrol on the Digital Skills Academy?

Book your place and then we will get in touch to discuss your our eligibility and give you more information about the programme, and the support available to you. Delegates will also be required to complete an initial assessment and an enrolment form.

If you would prefer to get in touch with D2N2 Digital Skills Academy please do so by calling 0333 320 0333 ext. 2153 (during office hours only)  or emailing

You can also find out all you need to know by visiting for full information about this scheme.