Course description

This course is for adults who want to develop their understanding of, ang 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. 

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.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

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

Session dates for 21 September 2022 - 2 November 2022

  • Wednesday 21 Sep 2022 to Wednesday 21 Sep 2022
  • Wednesday 28 Sep 2022 to Wednesday 28 Sep 2022
  • Wednesday 05 Oct 2022 to Wednesday 05 Oct 2022
  • Wednesday 12 Oct 2022 to Wednesday 12 Oct 2022
  • Wednesday 26 Oct 2022 to Wednesday 26 Oct 2022
  • Wednesday 02 Nov 2022 to Wednesday 02 Nov 2022

Course fees and funding support


* This course is fully funded for eligible students.

If you are not eligible, there will be a cost of £0.00 plus an additional fee if you choose to stay over. The vast majority of students are eligible to study for free and we will confirm when you apply.