Essential Digital Skills Level 1


Course Details

Start Date: 11/09/2023

  • Code: PAFSCB00204
  • Location: Broadway

Course Summary

Essential Digital Skills qualifications (EDSQs) will be automatically funded for adults (16-19 and 19+ employed or unemployed) who don’t have the basic digital skills they need for life and work. EDSQs can also be delivered alongside other entry level qualifications such as ESOL, and Functional Skills English and Maths.

Learners with no or low digital skills will benefit from accessing a fully funded and up-to-date qualification that reflects the evolving digital landscape.

The Essential Digital Skills framework defines the digital skills adults need to safely benefit from, 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.

Course Content

Using devices and handling information - using hardware and software, searching and navigating.
•Creating and editing - using apps to enter and edit information, capturing/saving multimedia.
•Communicating - sending and receiving communications.
•Transactions - e-commerce and buying online
•Being safe and responsible online - being safe online, protecting your data, etc.

Course Assessment

Assessment at Level 1
•Task based assessment
•Question paper


All Materials will be included


Level 1 Essential Digital Skill Qualification


Learners can progress onto a number of different IT based programmes.

Entry Requirements

These are an important pre-requisite of skills learners need to have prior to starting EDSQ:
•Turning on a device (including entering and updating any account information safely, such as a password)
•Using the available controls on a device (such as a mouse and keyboard for a computer, or touchscreen on a smartphone or tablet)
•Making use of accessibility tools (including assistive technology) to make devices easier to use (such as changing display settings to make content easier to read)
•Interacting with the home screen on a device
•Connecting to the internet (including Wi-Fi) safely and securely, and opening a browser
•Opening and accessing an application on a device

Can I get help with fees?

Funding may be available to support your learning as an adult (aged 19+) studying at Dudley College. Check out the Financial Support guidance for more information.

Start Date: 11/09/2023

  • Code: PAFSCB00204
  • Location: Broadway
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