Essential Digital Skills Qualification

The Essential Digital Skills framework specifies the digital skills that you’ll need to benefit from, participate in, and contribute to the digital environment in a secure manner.

What does the qualification cover?

Unit 1: Using devices and handling information – In this unit, we will give you a base understanding of the different parts of a computer or smartphone.

Unit 2: Creating and Editing – This skills area covers the basics of creating and editing documents and later touches on how to edit or modify digital media such as imagery or videos.

Unit 3: Communicating – In this unit, you will learn about different types of digital communication such as emails or video calls.

Unit 4: Transacting In this unit, you will learn about all the necessary elements one needs to complete an online transaction.

Unit 5: Being safe and responsible online – In this unit, you will learn how to safely use the internet, protect their data and privacy, behave responsibly while engaging with others inline and possible risks of different online activities.

How is it assessed?

There are 2 paper-based assessments that are completed under test conditions with a Trainer. If you want to find out more, fill out the form below.

How will it be taught?

Online with trainer support through Zoom

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Course information:

Course duration:
4 Week Course

Who is this course for?

Learners with limited or no digital skills will benefit from having access to an up-to-date qualification that reflects the changing digital world.

Key facts:

  • Level 1 Digital Skills qualification
  • Unit 1: Using devices and handling information
  • Unit 2: Creating and Editing
  • Unit 3: Communicating
  • Unit 4: Transacting
  • Unit 5: Being safe and responsible online

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To apply or find out more information about the Essential Digital Skills Qualification course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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