Digital Skills for Work & Business (EDSQ) Level 1 JCP


This course is a suitable progression from an entry level course or for anyone with a basic working knowledge of Word and the Internet. You should also have a minimum of Entry Level 3 English skills.

Please note that this course uses Windows 10 and Office 2019.

Essential Digital Skills are more important than ever. Since 2020, face-to-face communication has become more difficult, so understanding digital technology and communication is vital to stay connected in work and life. This course will enable you to engage with digital services and products effectively in everyday life.


The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to:

  • Apply digital skills in personal and business situations
  • Understand how to maintain safety and security when using data and devices
  • Find and use information

The topics covered:

  • Using devices and handling information
  • Keep operating system and applications up to date
  • Use appropriate techniques to carry out and refine searches online
  • Check that a website uses HTTPS and has a valid certificate
  • Creating and editing
  • Use word processing and spreadsheet applications to enter, edit, format, layout information (including text, tables, graphics, charts) for a range of purposes and audiences.
  • Use basic editing techniques to enhance an image
  • Communicate effectively via email in a personal or business context; communicate and collaborate using messaging or social networks informally and for business.
  • Interact with online transactional services and manage account settings
  • Transacting includes online shopping, finance (e.g. online banking), utilities (e.g. gas, electricity, water), government services (paying council tax online)
  • Protect personal information and privacy
  • Backup data locally and using a cloud provid
  • Being safe and responsible online
  • Transacting
  • Communicating

It is crucial you attend as many of the sessions as you can, we recommend not going below 97% attendance.

Awarding Body: OCR
OCR assignments are used to assess you for the IT qualification and are completed during your normal class time. An assessment will take place upon completion of each unit. You will be allowed to refer to your notes and help sheets throughout the assessment.

Course Length
The course is expected to take approximately 6 weeks depending on the level of your ability.

NCFE EDSQ will build on your knowledge and skills and equip you with many skills necessary to meet the demands of the modern workplace, and will prepare you for progression on to a Level 2 qualification in Digital skills such.

Please ask your tutor for further details.

Course Start Date(s)


Course Length

6 weeks

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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