Digital Skills Award

Course code


Why study this course?

This qualification is designed to enable learners to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study as set out in the National standards for essential digital skills.

At Entry 3 the focus will be on developing skills for life and introducing learners to skills for work. At Level 1 the focus will be more on skills for work with a secondary focus on skills for life.

Course content

You will study the following units:

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

How are students assessed?

Online assessments for both the Entry 3 and Level 1 qualifications are externally set by Gateway Qualifications.  This is a single assessment component comprising 3 parts.

Entry requirements

No previous formal qualifications are required for entry to these qualifications. Learners should normally have English skills at the level of their chosen qualification.


A pen, paper and enthusiasm!

Day, time & duration

18:00pm Thursdays

Start date

w/c 21st September 2023



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