Digital Functional Skills

Time:6.00 -8.30pmDuration:12 weeks
Qualification:Digital Functional Skills Entry 3Awarding Body:NCFE

Start Date:14/01/2025Day:Tuesday
Time:6.00pm-8.30pmDuration:12 weeks
Qualification:Digital Functional Skills Level 1Awarding Body:NCFE

About the course

We run  Digital Functional 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. Students who apply to study these courses with us will be invited to attend a session at the college to complete an online assessment. This will show us which level you are ready to study at. If your assessment shows you are ready for Entry Level 3 your course will start on the 10th September and run for 12 weeks.  If your assessment shows you are ready for Level 1, your course will start on the 14th February 2025 and run for 12 weeks.


Learners will attend weekly lessons in college. To complete your homework, you will need to use a PC, laptop or other suitable device. Learners who do not have a personal device are able to use the equipment in the college library during our evening opening times, including computers, study stations, print-based and electronic learning materials, printers and scanners.


You can progress to the next level qualification. These qualifications may support learners to progress into or within employment or further education.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please click here or call or email us if you have any questions on 01403 216597 or


Students are required to attend a college induction on the date their course starts.


This is a free course (fully funded) for UK residents who have lived in the UK for the last 3 years and who do not already have an equivalent qualification. For funding options for EEA nationals and non-UK national citizens see our Fees and Funding page.

Prior to enrolling on any qualification course, please consider carefully if you have the time to commit to this course.

If you start a course and do not complete it, or if your attendance rate is low, this might affect your eligibility to join funded courses in the future.

Our qualification courses are government funded and it is our responsibility to ensure that the funding is used effectively to help learners progress and develop. We will work with you to ensure that you achieve your personal goals and those of the course.