The Essential Digital Skills Level 1 Award is an appropriate size for individuals who wish to strengthen their IT skills for life and skills for work, perhaps building their IT skills in their early years of employment/training or undergoing induction, where IT plays a part. Although it could support more established workers who have had limited experience of using information technology before. The qualification is designed to meet the requirements of the EDS’ frameworks and is designed for adults with some experience of using digital devices and the internet. It can complement Apprenticeship provision.
The qualification also provides an opportunity for learners to utilise information technology to support progression in a range of vocational sectors.
What does this qualification cover?
- Unit 1 Using Devices and Handling Information
- Unit 2 Creating and Editing
- Unit 3 Communicating
- Unit 4 Transacting
- Unit 5 Being Safe and Responsible Online
The Level 1 Award may be studied alongside other qualifications and activities.
Who could take this qualification?
This Essential Digital Skills qualification is aimed at individuals who wish to strengthen their IT skills for life and skills for work, perhaps building their IT skills in their early years of employment/training or undergoing induction.
What are the qualification outcomes?
The primary outcome of this qualification is to strengthen adults’ information technology skills, applied typically in an early employment/training role.
What higher-level learning will this qualification lead to?