Essential Digital Skills (EDSQ) Level 1

Course Length 12 weeks
Study Type Part time
Course Cost £300 (Adult) Financial support 19+
Start Date 08/04/2024
Course Code 78670-01
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Course overview

Our essential digital skills courses provide learners with access to high-quality provision to equip them with the digital skills they need for life and work.

Entry 3 is aimed at life and Level 1 is aimed for work and includes spreadsheets and documents.

The fees per course if not eligible for funding are £300 (for all 12 sessions) as a course fee to cover tutor, exam fees and materials.

Two separate afternoons per week: 12.00-2.30pm.

  • Entry Requirements
    No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required before learners register for this qualification.
  • Benefits/Skills

    The course will enable students to initiate and participate in digital and online activities safely, either in the workplace or in other real-life contexts. It will enable you to:

    • to gain confidence and fluency in your use of digital knowledge
    • develop a positive attitude towards the use of digital skills
    • appreciate of the importance of digital skills in the workplace and in life generally
    • applying these to complete tasks and activities
    • provide a basis for further study, work and life
  • Who is this course for?
    Course times are designed in the daytime to suit adults with a busy schedule. EDSQs are perfect if you have very few digital skills; you will learn the basics and become confident in using them, whether that’s communicating to loved ones or making sure you’re safe and confident to do your online shopping or banking. After learning the basics, you will have the option to take another course and improve your skills.
  • Units/Modules

    There are five categories of Essential Digital Skills for life and work:

    • Communicating
    • Handling information and content
    • Transacting
    • Problem Solving
    • Being safe and legal online
  • Careers/Progression
    This course can lead learners to higher level digital & IT courses.
  • Assessment Types
    Externally set, on-demand assessments, internally marked and externally verified.

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