Introduction to Digital Skills – (EDSQ) Entry Level 3


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.

The purpose of this qualification is to provide understanding of and competency in the essential digital skills needed for life. It will enable learners to:

Apply digital skills to get online and create a range of basic documents

Understand how to maintain online safety and security when using data and devices

Find and use information

The topics covered:

Being safe and responsible online and on digital devices

  • Digital threats and implications
  • Digital security
  • Storing personal information and data
  • Reporting concerns with online content
  • Digital wellbeing


Using digital devices and handling information


  • Locate and install an application
  • Apply system settings
  • Use the internet to find information
  • Identify and solve common technical problems


Create and edit documents

  • Create different documents containing text, numbers and images
  • Create digital media – capture and save images, sound and video


Digital Communication

  • Learn about email, social media, blogs/vlogs
  • Use email to send and receive messages
  • Learn about digital footprints

Transacting Digitally

  • Learn about buying online securely
  • Learn how to fill in online forms
  • Learn about different payment online methods (card payments, digital wallets, mobile payments)

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

You will carry out a range of activities to build up the skills needed to pass an assessment at the end of the course. The assessment is in 2 parts and will last 85 minutes. Section A is a 20 minute knowledge test, and Section B, a 65 minute Skills test.

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
3 weeks (3 days a week)

NCFE EDSQ Entry Level 3 will build on your knowledge and skills and equip you with many skills necessary to meet the demands of modern life, and will prepare you for progression on to Level 1 Essential Digital Skills

Course Start Date(s)


Course Length

3 weeks (3 days a week)

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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