IT – computers (Digital Skills) part-time courses for adults

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After you Apply, we will invite you for an assessment to check your level.

This will make sure you start at the best level for you to achieve. We have Entry, level 1 and GCSE courses. Choose to study at:

  • Deacon House, LS14
  • Enfield Centre, LS7
  • Joseph Priestley, LS11

We have courses for complete beginners with computers, to Level 1 Essential Digital Skills. Click Apply Now and a teacher/assessor will discuss the best options for you.

The Essential Digital Skills qualification gives learners the skills needed to navigate the digital world in day-to-day life (using your Mobile phone, saving files, using a Laptop). Digital and IT skills are key qualities that employers look for – with over 70% of businesses stating their staff require basic digital skills to enable them to complete their job effectively.

Course Information

The Essential Digital Skills course teaches adults the skills they need to
participate and communicate successfully in the online world. Students will
learn how to use technology, computers and other digital devices in their home
and work life, allowing them to build confidence and simplify everyday tasks.
The course covers a broad range of IT knowledge and students will learn through
an online platform, which they can complete in their own time.


Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at adults to help improve basic technology skills and increase their understanding of the digital world.

Units / Modules

This course consist of five modules, and the main themes explored include:

  • Building confidence in using computers, tablets, smartphones and wearable tech
  • Solving simple faults and technical issues
  • Finding and downloading apps
  • Shopping effectively online and making purchases
  • Understanding social media and reporting concerns

Benefits / Skills

  • How to use devices like mobile phones, laptops, etc
  • Sending and receiving emails
  • Communicating online
  • Browsing the internet

Assessment Types

There is an exam at the end of the course giving you your qualification.

Entry Requirements

Aged 19+

Career Progression

Digital and IT skills are now being sought after by lots of different employers. A qualification demonstrating IT skills will help enhance your CV.

  • Office assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Retail assistant
  • Despatch clerk/warehouse operative

Course Details


12 weeks

Study Type

Part time

Course Code


Course Facts


Using digital devices and handling information securely & Creating and editing digital documents


Communicating online & Staying safe and responsible online

Extra Curriculum

Registering for online services and conducting online transactions

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