Digital Functional Skills – Level 1

3 days and 2 nights at the college each week (4 weeks)

Monday 6th November - Wednesday 29th November 2023


Monday 26th February - Wednesday 20th March 2024


This course will give you an understanding of, and competency in, the essential digital skills needed to enhance your everyday life.


Our Digital Functional Skills courses are FREE to everyone


Level 1

The purpose of this qualification is to allow you to demonstrate understanding of, and competency in, the essential digital skills you need for life.

This qualification includes:

  • Focusing on the study of digital skills
  • Offering breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and skills
  • Providing opportunities to acquire a number of essential digital skills

You will cover the following digital skills:

  • Being safe and responsible online and on digital devices
  • Using digital devices and handling information
  • Creating and editing
  • Digital communication
  • Transacting digitally

Entry Requirements 

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. All we ask is for you to have the willingness of learning and being supportive of others.

It would be beneficial if you have an understanding of the following foundation skills which underpin all essential digital skills:

  • How to turn on a device
  • Use the available controls on your device
  • Make use of accessibility tools on your device to make it easier to use
  • Interact with the home screen on your device
  • Understand that the internet allows you to access information and content and that you can connect to it through Wi-FI
  • How to connect your device to a safe and secure Wi-Fi network