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Part-time Essential Digital Skills

Course Name 
Part-time Essential Digital Skills Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Location Selby College
Level Level 1
Level Entry 3
Start Date September, December, April
Duration 12 weeks
Time of Day Day
Time of Day Evening
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body Gateway
Offering Code OAE3EDS1D
Programme Design and Overview

Digital Skills are more important than ever and understanding digital technology and communication is vital to stay connected in work and life.

It is estimated that 11.3 million people in the UK lack basic digital skills and 8% of adults in the UK have no basic digital skills at all.

The Essential Digital Skills course is designed to help you develop the basic digital skills you need for life and work. The course covers a wide range of topics, including:

• Using devices and handling information
• Creating and editing
• Communicating
• Transacting
• Being safe and responsible online

What are the benefits of taking this course?

There are many benefits to taking this course, including:

• Improved job prospects
• Increased productivity
• Enhanced communication skills
• Improved online safety
• Greater enjoyment of using digital devices and the internet

What you will Study

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

• Use computers and other digital devices effectively
• Find, manage, and use information effectively
• Create and edit documents, presentations, and other digital content
• Communicate effectively using email, social media, and other online tools
• Make online purchases and complete other transactions
• Stay safe and responsible online

Nature of Assessments on the Programme You will be assessed through an externally set online assessment.
Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements. All applicants will be expected to complete an initial assessment diagnostic.
Attendance Expectations One 2.5-hour session per week for 12 weeks.
Fee Information

This course may be FREE to you subject to eligibility criteria. Funding is available for those claiming benefits or on a low wage. (Eligibility criteria applies.) If you are not entitled to any funding the course fee is £300.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Financial Support Information For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.
Further Study Following this course you will be able to progress on to our L1 Essential Digital Skills or apply for our Level 1 Cybersecurity or Level 2 Digital and IT Skills qualifications.
Career Opportunities The course will give you the confidence to apply for a wide range of jobs in the Workplace, including IT related posts.
How to Apply

Please complete a part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact the Course Tutor, Diane Keegan on 01924 789368 or email at

Open Events

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Course Groups (W) Employability Skills
Subject Area (W) Computing
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 15 June 2023 16:12

Forthcoming Open Events
Open Event

05.00pm, Wednesday, 7 February, 2024

Wakefield College & Castleford College

Open Event

10.00am, Saturday, 15 June, 2024

Wakefield College & Castleford College