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Essential Digital Skills Qualification – Various Levels

The qualification provides essential digital skills which are needed in a wide range of situations in life, learning and work

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Course Summary

Subject Area: IT, Digital Skills and Computer Science
Adult and Community
Location: Offsite
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: Entry
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 35
Hours: 2.50
Start: Flexible

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Course Information for Students

This is an ICT course aimed at adults aged 19+.

The qualification provides essential digital skills which are needed in a wide range of situations in life, learning and work. Successful learners will be able to make appointments, order goods and services, organise payments using online platforms, conduct video calls, create, edit and save a range of documents and troubleshoot basic problems on their device.

There are no entry requirements. However, you will be required to complete a brief assessment to ensure that the course is suitable for you.

This course consists of the following units:

  • Using devices and handling information (including how to store information)
  • Creating and editing
  • Communicating online
  • Transacting (buying) online activities
  • Being responsible, safe and legal online

This course will be delivered on-site.

It would be advantageous to have your own electronic device for word processing e.g. a laptop or a PC and access to the Internet so that you can continue to develop your skills at home, but this is not essential.

There are no additional costs involved.

You will be assessed continually through your development, taking part in summative assessment and completing an individual learning plan.

You will complete an online assessment at each level.

What you do next is up to you:

  • Use the skills you learn in work, further study or everyday life
  • Use those skills in any future course of study that you may be considering
  • Move up to a Level 2 programme (a fee may be charged)

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Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Office Managers


Office Managers

Bank and Post Office Clerks


Bank and Post Office Clerks

Other Administrative Occupations n.e.c.


Other Administrative Occupations n.e.c.

School Secretaries


School Secretaries

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 26, 2021 4:07 pm