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Essential Digital Skills

  • 1

    Level 1

  • Duration
    3 months

  • Start Date
    April 2024

  • Venue
    Paston College

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • April 2024, Part Time


Essential Digital Skills Qualification is a part time course for students over 19 years old. We offer 12-week courses in both Entry Level 3 and Level 1 Essential Digital Skills qualifications, all of which are designed to help students develop their basic digital skills using real-life situations, including using devices, communicating, transactions and being safe online. The course is offered on an evening basis and the classes are usually 3 hours long with some additional online content each week. The course repeats three times each year with starting dates in September, January and April.

Entry Requirements

Students will be required to take an initial assessment to assess their prior knowledge and digital skills, students will then be placed on the appropriate course level.


Assessments are online at the end of the 10-week course.


Entry Level 3 students often progress to Level 1. Following successful achievement learners may wish to further develop their understanding and skills and progress onto digital qualifications at a higher level, such as one of the Access to HE courses or complete one of our other 19+ courses offered at CCN.

Career Progression

Digital skills are becoming increasing useful in a wide variety of career choices. The course is about developing essential digital skills to support you with life, study and employment.


The course is free for most students who have not already achieved a Level 1 or above in Digital Skills. For more information, please contact the Advice Shop on 01603 773773 for fee information.

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