Course description

This course is for adults who want to develop their understanding of, and gain the skills commonly used in the digital world. 

The qualification gives you the opportunity to develop an appropriate level of digital skills, to use digital devices and the internet, and to apply this knowledge and these skills in common situations. By improving your digital skills, you could unlock new job opportunities, as well as boost your confidence in using digital devices. 

The five essential areas you will study are: 

  • communicating online 
  • handling information securely 
  • online transacting 
  • creating and editing digital documents 
  • staying safe and legal online 

On completion of this course you will achieve an: 

Entry Level 3 Essential Digital Skills Qualification. 

If you are interested in developing your IT skills you can access this course as part of an 11 week programme to give you all the basic skills you will need. 

If you are interested in Business, you can access this course as part of an 11-week programme that will start with the basics and lead up to level 1 and 2 certificates. Gateway to Business – Northern College

What can this course lead to?

This course will support you to progress onto further short courses with us. Our Student Support Services team will work with you to design a personalised learning journey based on your needs and aspirations.

Course session dates

Session dates for 7 November 2022 – 29 November 2022

  • Monday 07 Nov 2022 to Tuesday 08 Nov 2022
  • Monday 14 Nov 2022 to Tuesday 15 Nov 2022
  • Monday 21 Nov 2022 to Tuesday 22 Nov 2022
  • Monday 28 Nov 2022 to Tuesday 29 Nov 2022

Useful information

There is a short initial assessment to complete to show what level you are working at.