The Essential Digital Skills Entry 3 qualification typically covers the following key areas:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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
Duration: 22 Weeks
Billingham Community Centre
The Causeway, Billingham
You can progress to the Level 1 Digital Skills qualification to help you in your learning journey.