Essential Digital Skills

Time:6.30 -8.30pmDuration:30 weeks
Qualification:Essential Digital Skills

Entry 3/Essential

Digital Skills Level 1

Awarding 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. 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.


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 call us on 01403 216597 or email



Students are required to attend a college induction on the evening of Thursday 8th September.


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.