Essential Digital Skills

Ref: C3532623

This course will give you the confidence to use digital skills in your everyday life, and also in the workplace. If you’re not working currently, this course will teach you the skills you need to find and apply for work online. You will learn and practice how to stay safe online, find information, communicate, shop organise digital documents and type a simple text document. You will be able to practice using digital skills in a safe and supportive learning environment, which will increase you confidence and allow you to use digital devices in your life and work.

Course aim

The aim of this qualification is to teach you the essential digital skills that are needed for everyday life, and in the workplace.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • be safe and responsible online and on digital devices
  • use digital devices to effectively search for information online
  • create, edit and store digital files
  • communicate with others online
  • understand how to buy goods and services online safely

How will I be taught?

  • There are assessments to be taken at the end of the course.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Essential Digital Skills


This course is funded by the West of England Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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