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Essential Digital Skills Qualification (EDSQ)

12 Weeks
Part Time
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: As part of the interview process learners will undertake an initial assessment to establish an appropriate entry level.

Course Info

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


Subject content for both the Entry level 3 and Level 1 qualifications is based upon the digital skills needed for work and life covering 5 skill areas:

  1. Using devices and handling information
  2. Creating and editing
  3. Communicating
  4. Online Transaction
  5. Being safe and responsible online.

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.