Essential Digital Skills Entry 3

Computing and Digital Skills


The Essential Digital Skills Entry 3 qualification typically covers the following key areas:

  1. Digital Devices: Participants learn about different types of digital devices, such as computers, smartphones, and tablets. They gain knowledge of basic hardware components and how to use these devices effectively for various tasks.
  2. Internet and Email: This module focuses on developing skills in internet usage and email communication. Learners explore web browsers, search engines, and online safety practices. They also learn how to set up and manage email accounts, send, and receive emails, and organise their inbox.
  3. Online Transactions: This section introduces learners to online transactions and digital financial services. They learn about online banking, making secure payments, and understanding digital currency. This module emphasises the importance of online security when engaging in financial transactions.
  4. Digital Information: Participants develop skills in finding, evaluating, and utilising digital information effectively. They learn how to search for information online, assess the credibility of sources, and responsibly use digital resources for research and learning purposes.
  5. Digital Communication and Collaboration: This module focuses on developing effective digital communication and collaboration skills. Participants explore different methods of online communication, such as instant messaging, video conferencing, and social media. They learn how to interact professionally and ethically in digital environments.
  6. Creating and Editing Digital Content: Participants gain proficiency in creating and editing digital content using common software applications. They learn how to create and format documents, manipulate images, and use basic editing tools. This module emphasises the importance of digital content creation in various contexts, such as personal or professional projects.

The Essential Digital Skills Entry 3 qualification is delivered combining classroom instruction with practical activities and assessments. Learners can engage in hands-on exercises, complete digital tasks, and demonstrate their skills through practical assessments.

Upon completion of the qualification, learners should have developed a solid foundation in essential digital skills. They should be able to confidently use digital devices, navigate the internet safely, communicate effectively online, and utilise digital tools and applications for various purposes. The qualification aims to enhance individuals' digital literacy and empower them to participate fully in the digital age.



Course Type / Level

Entry Level 3. Fully accredited and certificated


Computing and Digital Skills

Who is this for?

Update your ICT qualifications or top up your existing skills for personal improvement or work

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you will be asked to undertake an Initial and Diagnostic Assessment of your skills to determine the correct level for you.

Dates and Duration

Start Date: 19 September 2023
Time: 09:30 - 12:30
Day: Tuesday
Duration: 22 Weeks


Billingham Community Centre
The Causeway, Billingham
TS23 2DA

Progression Route

You can progress to the Level 1 Digital Skills qualification to help you in your learning journey.

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The Essential Digital Skills Entry 3 qualification is designed to equip individuals with the foundational digital skills needed to confidently navigate the digital world and participate effectively in today's digital society. It is targeted towards individuals who have little to no prior experience with digital technologies or who may lack confidence in using them.

The qualification covers a range of essential digital skills necessary for everyday life and work. It focuses on building competence in using digital devices, navigating the internet, and utilising common digital tools and applications. The aim is to empower learners to harness the benefits of digital technology and overcome any barriers they may face in the digital realm.


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