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Essential Digital Skills Level 1

  • LEVEL 1

Course Overview

Subject content for both the Entry level 3 and Level 1 qualifications is based on the DfE national essential digital skills standards covering 5 skill areas:
1. Using devices and handling information-This covers a basic understanding of hardware, software, operating systems and commonly used applications.
2. Creating and editing-Students will learn to create and edit documents before moving on to creating and editing other types of digital media, such as images, audio files and videos.
3. Communicating-The communication skills area requires students to demonstrate an understanding of electronic communications, such as email and video calls.
4. Transacting-This skills area involves the ability to complete and submit an online form, comply with digital verification checks, and purchase an item or service online
5. Being safe and responsible online-The final skills area will involve privacy and data protection, conducting best practice online behaviour, backing up data, and understanding the psychological health risks of online activity.

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Wed, 22 May 2024

Entry Requirements

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Course information

Learners will be given the opportunity to practise their skills in a variety of contexts, prior to taking the assessments. Learners are required to pass an externally set, internally marked and external quality assured assessment. The assessment is online and on-demand.

Our courses for 14 weeks 3 hours a week.

This will depend on your level and your interests. Your teachers will work closely with you to help find the best progression route to suit you.

Learners are encouraged to build their skills and knowledge so that they can get a job, promotion or access higher level courses.