Level 1

Essential Digital Skills

Digital skills will help you at work and in your personal life. This free course gives you the essentials to improve your skills and confidence.

Whether you want to create and edit online content for social media or shop safely, our friendly and patient trainers can help you take the next step.

This Level 1 qualification in Essential Digital Skills qualification is for people who want to lay solid foundations for a new, or better, career with an in-depth understanding of digital activites.


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What to expect from Skills Training UK

Energising and well-structured lessons, in small groups.

Individual support and mentoring to help you achieve your goals.

Access to our virtual learning environment for on-demand videos and materials to reinforce learning.

Extra support with English and Maths if you need it.

What does a learner need to do?

Attend regular classes either in-person or online.

Allow time for project work and study each week.

Talk to your training for support and guidance if you need more support.

Bring a positive attitude to class and any work experience to make sure you get the most from the opportunity.

Course content

The course comprises five core units to complete and achieve:

Using devices and handling information

  • Learners will: use devices, find and evaluate information, manage and store information, identify and solve technical problems, develop digital skills

Creating and editing

  • Learners will: create and edit documents, create and edit digital media, process numerical data


  • Learners will: communicate and share, manage traceable online activities


  • Learners will: use online services, buy securely online

Being safe and responsible online

  • Learners will: protect privacy, protect data, be responsible online, learn digital wellbeing


No prior knowledge, understanding or skills are necessary.


This Level 1 qualification in Essential Digital Skills demonstrates an individual’s ability to manage devices and files, to become vigilant of online threats, and lay the foundations for further study at Level 2.


To pass the course you will need to pass two internally marked assessments which are externally set. They are available as on-demand assessments.

Our tutor had a great sense of humour and made it an enjoyable, relaxing atmosphere. Along with games and team-building activities, I gained in-depth knowledge as well as employability skills.

Kayleigh Martin, Dudley Learner, Skills Training UK

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