Computing, Games and IT

Essential Digital Skills Level 1 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start on Monday 9 January 2023 and last for 10 weeks. You will study on Mondays from 9.00am to 12.00 noon.

Entry requirements

There is no requirement for you to have undertaken a specific qualification, but you should be able to demonstrate the skills and ability to study at Level 1. Ideally, you’ll have some prior experience working with computers.

You will achieve

Level 1 Essential Digital Skills

Course overview

This free course will enable you to develop the essential digital skills needed to use digital technology in general life, the workplace or as part of a training or education programme.

Course content

This course covers the following five areas:

  • Using devices and handling information
  • Creating and editing
  • Communicating
  • Transacting
  • Being safe and responsible online

The qualifications are appropriate for adults across a wide range of settings and have been developed in collaboration with colleges, private skills/training providers, adult community learning providers and digital experts.

After successful completion of the course, you could move on a relevant Level 2 qualification or employment.

You will complete an online assessment.

SciTech Centre
Falcon Street
S70 2EY

This is a free course.

How much does the course cost?

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Essential Digital Skills Level 1 Part-time

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