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Barclays Digital Wings training for children's social care staff in a managerial or administration role

The Care Academy are working in partnership with Barclays Digital Eagles to offer access to County Durham social care staff to a platform called Digital Wings. Digital Wings is a platform that offers a range of modules relating to digital skills that aim to increase digital confidence. If you complete the modules suggested, then you will then earn an 'Essential Digital Skills' virtual badge.

Who the course is for?

The Care Academy's 'Digital Wings' platform is for children's social care staff in an administration or managerial position.  

Learning method

All learning is made available through the Care Academy's Digital Wings Platform where you will be able to open your own personalised account and you will be able to track your learning and development.

Learning is delivered through short manageable elearning modules. The Care Academy have highlighted some modules that may be useful for you but there are also many other modules available that you can access free of charge.

What you will learn?

There are three recommended modules:

1. Digital foundation skills

This module is split into three short sections:

  • Choosing a digital device for you
  • Setting up and using your new device
  • How to get connected online
  • How to keep yourself safe online
  • Using accessibility technologies

2. Communicating

This module is split into three short sections:

  • Communicate online
  • Basics of email
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word
  • Introduction to Facebook
  • Introduction to WhatsApp

3. Being safe and legal online

This module is split into three short sections:

  • Fraud and Scams
  • Managing passwords
  • Keeping your device safe
  • Using technology to keep you safe
  • Protecting your data

4. Communicating at work

This module is split into three short sections:

  • Use Microsoft Outlook to email at work 
  • How to meet others using Microsoft Teams 
  • How to collaborate with Microsoft OneDrive 
  • How to connect online with Zoom

5. Keeping children safe online

This module is split into three short sections

  • What are children doing online?
  • Social media 
  • Online gaming
  • Online education

Course benefits

Completing the modules highlighted should increase your digital confidence and give you an increased knowledge in these areas. The modules can be completed at a time convenient to you and at your own pace. You may also then choose to progress to some other topics that you are interested in from the wide range available.

On completion of the recommended modules, you will also receive an 'Essential Digital Skills' virtual badge which can count towards your continuing professional development (CPD)

How to Join

To join you will need to open an account on the Care Academy's Digital Wings Platform.

Follow Barclay's Digital Wings: register and enter the appropriate code for children's social care staff in a managerial or administrative role 'CACOS' when prompted followed by your details.

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Contact County Durham Care Academy
03000 260 222
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • Green Lane
  • Spennymoor
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL16 6JQ