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Essential Digital Skills - Level 1

Basic IT literacy course needed to thrive in modern life.

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  • Subject Area: Computing
  • Mode: Part Time
  • Campus: Ashford or Weybridge
  • About this course

    The Essential Digital Skills Qualifications have been designed to meet the content, conditions and requirements set out by the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqall the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation that regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. The qualifications aim to give individuals the basic IT literacy needed to thrive in modern life. 

    December start dates.

    Location: Ashford and Weybridge Campus

    Course Details

    What will the course involve?

    The content of the qualifications is based on the National standards and covers 5 skill areas:

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

    The qualification are apprpriate for adults aged 19+

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    Suitable for learners who are aged 19+.


    How much will the course cost?

    16 - 19 | POA
    HE Fee  | £0

    For more information on the funding available. view our student finance page.

    Additional Costs

    This course is FREE, however learners will undertake an initial assessment. If the assessment shows that you are eligible for the course, then it is fully funded. If you learners are assessed as too advanced for this course, then the adult  Computing courses may be suitable. 


    Next Steps

    Completion on the Essential Digital Skills Qualification will allow you to progress onto an UPSkill Course, Traineeship or Apprenticeship.

    Start dates

    Reference Campus Duration Days Hours Start
    05015/1A29A Ashford 11 Weeks Thursday 18:00 - 21:15 25/03/2021
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