Essential Digital Skills

Time:6.30 -8.30pmDuration:24 weeks- Entry level 3

22 weeks- Level 1

Qualification:Essential Digital Skills Entry 3/Essential Digital Skills Level 1Awarding Body:NCFE

About the course

We run Essential Digital Skills at Entry Level 3 or Level 1

These new qualifications have been designed to help learners develop digital skills required for life and work. Topics covered include:

  • Using devices and handling information
  • Creating and editing
  • Communicating
  • Transacting
  • Being safe and responsible online

You should expect to complete 2 hours of homework per week in addition to class attendance and exam revision.

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is required.  Learners will take an initial assessment to establish which level they are ready to study at.


Learners are assessed via online exams at the end of the course.


Learners must have access to a PC, laptop, tablet or mobile phone and internet access.


We aim to deliver these courses in a face to face classroom setting.   Our arrangements for course delivery will be regularly reviewed in line with the relevant government guidance.  If situations change, your course may require an element of blended learning.   This means some sessions may be virtual classrooms using technology such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom. So, you will therefore need access to a PC, laptop, or other suitable device.  These sessions may be full classes, or provide work set online to undertake during the session.


These qualifications may support learners to progress into or within employment.

Entry level 3 may progress to Level 1

How to apply

If you are interested in this course or wish to apply, please contact us on 01403 216597 or email


Learners are required to attend a College induction prior to the course start date.


This course is fully funded by the Government for learners who do not have an equivalent qualification.