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This course is designed for 19+ adults.

This qualification will allow you to develop important fundamental skills in using technology in today’s digital world.

If you have no or low digital skills, you will benefit from accessing a fully funded and up-to-date qualification that reflects the evolving digital landscape.

This course will lead to:

  • Employment
  • Higher level digital skills including ICT Functional Skills

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • These are an important pre-requisite of skills learners need to have prior to starting EDSQ:
  • Turning on a device (including entering and updating any account information safely, such as a password).
  • Using the available controls on a device (such as a mouse and keyboard for a computer, or touchscreen on a smartphone or tablet).
  • Making use of accessibility tools (including assistive technology) to make devices easier to use (such as changing display settings to make content easier to read).
  • Interacting with the home screen on a device.
  • Connecting to the internet (including Wi-Fi) and safely and securely and opening a browser.
  • Opening and accessing an application on a device.

You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Using devices and handling information - using hardware and software, searching and navigating.
  • Creating and editing - using apps to enter and edit information, capturing/saving multimedia.
  • Communicating - sending and receiving communications.
  • Transactions - e-commerce and buying online.
  • Being safe and responsible online - being safe online, protecting your data.

You will be assessed via:

  • Task based assessment
  • Question paper
  • Observation with the learner

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