Digital Functional Skills Level 1

Computing and Digital Skills


Using digital devices and handling information focuses on developing skills related to operating digital devices effectively. Participants learn how to use various devices, such as computers, smartphones, and tablets, including tasks like navigating operating systems, managing settings, and connecting to networks. Additionally, learners acquire skills in managing and organising digital information, including creating and storing files, using cloud storage services, and ensuring data security. These skills enable individuals to confidently use and manage digital devices and information.

Creating and editing digital content addresses skills necessary for producing and modifying digital content. Participants learn how to use digital tools and software applications to create documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. They develop skills in formatting text, incorporating images and multimedia, and applying basic design principles. Additionally, learners gain knowledge of copyright and intellectual property, ensuring ethical and legal use of digital content. These skills enable individuals to create professional and engaging digital content for various purposes.

Communicating and collaborating online focuses on developing effective communication and collaboration skills in the digital realm. Participants learn how to use various digital communication tools, such as email, instant messaging, and video conferencing platforms. They acquire skills in composing professional emails, managing online calendars, and participating in virtual meetings and discussions. Additionally, learners explore online collaboration tools and platforms, enabling them to work effectively with others on shared projects. These skills empower individuals to engage in meaningful and efficient communication and collaboration online.

Understanding the impact of digital technologies addresses the broader implications of digital advancements on individuals, society, and the workplace. Participants develop knowledge of digital citisenship, including responsible and ethical online behaviour, digital rights and responsibilities, and data protection. They explore the societal impact of digital technologies, including considerations related to privacy, cybersecurity, and digital well-being. Additionally, learners gain insights into emerging digital trends and their potential effects on the workplace and careers. This understanding enables individuals to navigate the digital landscape responsibly and make informed decisions about technology usage.



Course Type / Level



Computing and Digital Skills

Who is this for?

This course is for people who have completed Functional Skills E3 and wish to develop their skills further in using the Internet and email as well as learning more about Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Entry Requirements

Age 19 +
EU/UK resident for the last 3 Years

Dates and Duration

Start Date: 19 September 2023
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Day: Tuesday
Duration: 19 Weeks

Start Date: 06 March 2024
Time: 09:30 - 12:30
Day: Wednesday
Duration: 20 Weeks


Billingham Community Centre
The Causeway, Billingham
TS23 2DA

Progression Route

Level 1

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The Digital Functional Skills Level 1 qualification is a comprehensive program designed to develop individuals' digital skills and knowledge at an intermediate level. This qualification equips learners with the essential competencies needed to navigate, utilise, and thrive in the digital world. The Digital Functional Skills Level 1 qualification covers key areas of digital literacy, including using digital devices and handling information, creating, and editing digital content, communicating, and collaborating online, and understanding the impact of digital technologies.


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