** Newly updated for the 2020-21 academic year! **

'DigiCap' stands for 'Digital Capabilities'. It is an award-winning scheme designed to ensure that you have the computer skills you need to be successful in your studies, and in the world of work.

It consists of four levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum), each dealing with a range of common programmes and skills. You will need to create pieces of work for submission, but don't worry, each level has a booklet with full instructions, and a whole heap of videos to help you along the way.

DigiCap forms part of the Digital Skills curriculum for all Entry and Level 1 students, but it can also be completed independently.

Visit the DigiCap Moodle page to download the instruction booklets and access comprehensive information relating to the scheme, speak to a member of Library staff, or email library@northamptoncollege.ac.uk to get started.

DigiCap Bronze will teach you how to:

  • turn on a computer. 
  • create a strong password.
  • connect to the College's WiFi.  
  • take a screenshot from your phone.
  • navigate the desktop. 
  • use a mouse, keyboard and trackpad.
  • access the internet using a web browser.
  • create a Word document. 
  • save a document in at least two formats.
  • save your files in OneDrive and File Explorer.
  • print a document.


DigiCap Silver will teach you how to:

  • organise your digital files.
  • to use different types of storage.    
  • insert images into a document.
  • insert videos in PowerPoint.
  • use PowerPoint.
  • use Publisher to make a tri-fold leaflet.
  • create an email and cloud account.
  • use Google Classroom.
  • access the Library’s e-Resources.
  • use Planet eStream and leave comments.
  • access Moodle and submit a document.

DigiCap Gold will teach you how to:

  • complete an online quiz or form.
  • use Google to search effectively.
  • add a header and footer to a Word document.
  • use the referencing toolbar in Word.
  • use social media safely.

DigiCap Platinum will teach you how to:

  • use basic functions in Excel.
  • create graphs in Excel.
  • access and contribute to shared documents.
  • use 3rd party study apps or websites.
  • make your own revision quiz online.
  • use Google Suite, including Docs, Sheets and Slides.
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