South Thames College

Digital Skills - Level 1


The purpose of this qualification is to allow learners to demonstrate understanding of and competency in digital literacy skills. It will help learners progress to a work role where digital literacy skills are required.

This course will enable learners to:

  • apply digital skills in personal and business situations
  • understand how to maintain safety and security when using data and devices
  • find and use information
  • use digital resources to facilitate own learning and career progression
  • communicate socially and professionally using technology
  • use word processing software to create straightforward text and documents.

Mandatory units

  1. Find and Use Information (J/616/9580)
  2. Safety and Security When Using Data and Digital Devices (L/616/9581)
  3. Communicating and Collaborating Online (R/616/9582)
  4. Using Word Processing Software (Y/616/9583)

Optional units

  1. Using a Computer (H/616/9585)
  2. Digital Career Development (K/616/9586)

Entry Requirements

2 A*-C GCSE Grades Including Maths and IT


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

Apply for this course

Where and when
1 Year
Study mode:?
Full Time
What do I need to pay?
16-18 year olds:
£ 0
19 and older: ?
£ 0 - 375
Materials fees: ?
May be charged

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