Digital Functional Skills – Level 1

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

Wednesday 29th May - Friday 19th June 2024


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

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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 everyday life.

On this course 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 

You must be working at Entry-Level 3 or above in digital skills and Level 1 or above in literacy.

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