The St Helena Community College (SHCC) has recognised the importance of Information Technology (IT) to St Helena and the rest of the world in the 21st Century and as such have introduced Core Skills IT Courses to prepare the community for the arrival of the submarine cable, due to be in service in 2020.

The basic IT training courses currently on offer are as follows:

General Education – Core Skills Level Accredited
British Computing Society e-Safety Level 1 1 Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)
Get Connected! Certificate


Get Connected!

‘Get Connected!’ is a new course for beginner computer users, even if you’re not sure how to turn on your computer. You will learn how to become comfortable and confident in using email, browsing the internet, and keeping in touch with friends and family online. This course is taught face-to-face in the SHCC IT Suite, and your tutor will work with you to help you ‘get connected’. There are no tests and no homework, except to practice what you have learned.

BCS e-Safety Level 1

The British Computing Society (BCS) e-safety qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge and understanding they need to protect themselves online. It helps all learners by giving them greater confidence in using the internet safely. BCS e-Safety examines the potential risks associated with being online, how to protect yourself and your personal information online, as well as how to behave responsibly and within the law whilst using the internet.

BCS e-Safety consists of comprehensive teaching materials including presentations, lesson plans, assignments, and homework tasks. At the end of the course, a 30-minute online test leads to a qualification validated by BCS with a certificate issued to successful students.

Chairperson of the Education Committee, Cllr Christine Scipio-O’Dean, said:

“I encourage everyone to take advantage of the IT training opportunities at the St Helena Community College. You will not only gain new skills, you will also contribute to a more prosperous future for St Helena.”

For those already comfortable using computers, but still wanting to build skills, the next step may be the ECDL qualification. Alternatively, you may also wish to check out the Microsoft Imagine Academy courses offered in the Professional Studies section of the SHCC.

A poster detailing all IT Courses on offer at the SHCC can be found here.

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15 August 2018

St Helena Government Communications Hub

Telephone: 22470