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Level 1

L1 Essential Digital Skills


This course is designed for those aged 19+

The course enables learners to develop further their computing knowledge, skills and promote safe internet behaviours. You will be supported to use and understand a variety of Microsoft applications. The aim is to improve confidence in using a range of digital resources including online shopping sites and internet banking.

Our tutors will help support you to develop your computer skills and enable you to access a range of digital services safely.

Regular attendance is essential for you to succeed and work will be set to continue to develop your skills outside of lessons. We recommend you allowing sufficient time for self-study to practise skills on the course.

The course runs for 2 hours on a Thursday morning (9.15-11.15).

Please note this course is Free for adults who meet the eligibility criteria which is based on an initial assessment.


This course is designed for those aged 19+. This is a FREE nationally recognised digital skills qualification that has an exam at the end of the programme. You can work on content from the comfort of your own home. However, we would recommend those who are beginners to digital skills complete the digital skills for Beginners course first before progressing to this programme. There is a short assessment at the start because we need to check that this course is the right level for you.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


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