Essential Digital Skills Qualification (EDSQ)

Study Area: 19+
Duration: 12 Weeks
Attendance: Part Time

Course Overview

The Essential Digital Skills course teaches adults the skills they need to safely participate in and contribute to the digital world. These qualifications are suitable for all ages and support the development of key digital skills such as using devices, creating and editing digital media, using technology to communicate, buying and transacting online, and how to stay safe and secure when using technology.

  • Entry – designed for adults with no or little prior experience of using digital devices or the internet.
  • Level 1 – designed for adults with some experience of using digital devices and the internet but lacking secure basic digital skills

Start Date

January  2024

4 hours a week (1 hour remote)

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

An Initial Assessment will be undertaken during the interview process to establish prior knowledge and an appropriate starting level will be identified.

This course is free to any adult (employed or unemployed) who doesn’t have an existing IT Level 2 qualification.

Progression

The qualification provides a foundation for progression into employment and further technical education, and they help learners to develop skills for everyday life.

Assessment Methods

The qualification is assessed using a mixture of Task based assessment, an observation (Entry 3 only) and a question paper.

Course Fees

The course is free for any adult (employed or unemployed) who doesn’t have an existing IT Level 2 qualification.

Essential Digital Skills Qualification (EDSQ)

Study Area: 19+
Duration: 12 Weeks
Attendance: Part Time
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