Essential Digital Skills Courses

Our Essential Digital Skills qualifications are intended for anyone looking to develop the digital skills they need for life, work, or further study.  The qualifications are intended to be a great introduction to using digital devices in everyday life, from turning on your device, through to searching the internet, online banking, communicating with others and producing documents for your personal life and work.  Importantly, these qualifications also cover how to stay safe online and protect yourself whilst using digital devices.

At a glance:

Our qualifications are available at the following levels

  • Entry Level 3

  • Level 1

  • Each level lasts approximately 45 guided learning hours.

  • We offer funded and co-funded courses (funding is subject to meeting the eligibility criteria)


There are 5 key skill areas covered in these qualifications

  • Using devices and handling information

  • Creating and editing

  • Communicating

  • Transacting

  • Being safe and responsible online

Progression Routes

Learners who complete our Essential Digital Skills qualifications can progress onto Functional Skills courses, higher level IT courses or study a variety of other courses within CTP or with external providers. Contact CTP for information on progression routes.

Common progression routes include:

  • Apprenticeships

  • Traineeships

  • T-Levels

  • Further and Higher Education

  • Into employment

Entry Criteria

Age: 19 +
Entry profile:

  • No prior qualifications required

  • Must not hold an equivalent qualification at the same or higher level

  • Funded and co-funded qualifications are subject to meeting eligibility criteria

  • Must not be enrolled on the same, or equivalent, programme elsewhere

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