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Essential Digital Skills

This qualification will enable you to demonstrate an understanding of, and competency in, the essential digital skills needed for life and work. It will enable you to engage with digital services and products in everyday life and work.

This qualification aims to:
– focus on the study of digital skills.
– offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge and skills.
– provide opportunities to acquire a number of essential digital skills.

The objectives of this qualification are to:
– build digital skills for everyday life.
– build digital skills for work.

You will learn how to:
– Be safe and responsible using online and on digital devices
– Use digital services and handle information
– Create and edit
– Understand digital communication
– Transact digitally

The course will be delivered, over 10 to 12 weeks at 3-4 hours per week, using a blended learning model of online and face-to-face tuition.

Apply for this course

Select from the start date/s below…

Sep 2024 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB698
Level : Level 1
Duration : 36 Weeks

Cost : * Total Fee £183

North Devon Campus Apply
Jan 2025 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB698J
Level : Level 1
Duration : 36 Weeks

Cost : * Total Fee £183

North Devon Campus Apply
Apr 2025 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB698A
Level : Level 1
Duration : 36 Weeks

Cost : * Total Fee £183

North Devon Campus Apply

Course details


This qualification is externally set, internally marked and externally quality assured:

Entry Requirements

You will need to be able to fulfil the requirements of the learning outcomes and comply with the relevant literacy, numeracy and health and safety aspects of this qualification.


Upon successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to suitable Level 2 qualification.

Facilities and resources

You will have access to suitable resources to enable you to cover all of the appropriate learning outcomes, including:

– digital devices (including audio and video functionality)

– computers (desktop/laptop)

– mobile/smart devices

– internet access (including access to social media platforms and email access)

– word processing software

– presentation software

Why Petroc should be your first choice

Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.