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Course Title:

Essential Digital Skills Qualification

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Course Description:

Do you sometimes feel left behind in this new digital world? 

Well you’re not alone; it’s estimated that one in five adults lack basic digital skills and struggle to cope with how technology has become so integrated in everyday life.

In response to this, the Government has introduced a new range of qualifications called Essential Digital Skills Qualifications (EDSQ).  These qualifications are free to everyone aged 19 or over, regardless of income and we’re pleased to be offering them at Northern College, which is dedicated to improving adult skills for work and everyday life.

The qualification will focus on the following five areas of knowledge:

  • Communicating online using email and apps
  • Using devices and handling information and content
  • Buying things online, paying for bills or applying for jobs
  • Problem solving
  • How to keep safe online as well as being responsible and legal 

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be delivered on a residential basis, over two days and one night each week. The course will include a blend of classroom based activities and some individual study.

Entry requirements:

Northern College starts where you are, building on your life skills and experience. You don’t need a formal qualification to begin your studies with us.

What could this course lead to?

This course can help you to progress in all aspects of life, including the workplace but you may consider progressing onto higher level courses.

Funding Support Statement:

This course is free to everyone.  

But did you know, you may be eligible to study for free on our other courses if you are unemployed, on certain benefits, or earn £17,004 a year or less.  We can confirm when you apply or contact our Student Support Services team to learn more.

Need more Information?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Virtual Open Events

Tuition Fee: Free*

* Please note the fee displayed is for the tuition fee only. If you are staying overnight at the college and you are not eligible for residential funding, there will be an additional charge to cover bed, breakfast and evening meal.
* Please confirm with The College Registry as fees can change and also with regards to your circumstances (unless otherwise stated).

email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000