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Essential Digital Skills - Qualification

Course code: WPXU001P

Subject area: Computing & Digital Technologies

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

Course time:

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Days of week:


Course date:

20th Feb 2024 - 25th Jun 2024

Course location:

Cheney School

Contact details


01235 555 585

It is estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills. This qualification aims to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study. At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for life and introducing learners to digital skills for work. At Level 1 the focus is primarily on digital skills for work with a secondary focus on digital skills for life.

The course is assessed by an externally set, online exam.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Who is the course for: This course is suitable for learners who to develop their digital skills for life and work, and have basic computer skills.What the course will cover: This qualification will cover the curriculum as set out in the National standards for Essential Digital Skills.Course outcomes: The course focuses on developing skills in 5 skills areas: 1. Using devices and handling information 2. Creating and editing digital content 3. Communicating 4. Transacting 5. Being safe and responsible onlinePlease note that learners will be required to attend an assessment session prior to the start date of the course You will be invited to attend an initial assessment session prior to the start of the course, to establish your starting point and to direct you to the right level of course for you. You will also be required to undertake an English skills assessment

What next?

Level 1 in Essential Digital Skills

Entry criteria

You should be 19 years old or over on the 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course and have basic computer skills, including: including: • turning on a device and using a password; • using controls such as a mouse, keyboard touch screen; • using accessibility tools such as changing display settings; • connecting to the internet; • accessing browsers and applications.You should ideally be looking for work or wishing to improve your employment prospects by applying for this course.

Fee information

This course is free to those who meet the eligibility criteria

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received

Entry Level 3 in Essential Digital Skills or Level 1 in Essential Digital Skills, depending on your initial assessment.

Learning & method assessment

Learners are expected to attend at least 95% of the teaching sessions. You will take part in theory sessions as well as hands-on, practical computer sessions.Learners are assessed informally throughout the course to track progress towards exam readiness. Learners will take an externally set, online exam at the end of the course.