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Essential Digital Skills Qualification

Anniesland Campus
Start Date & time
7 Dec 2023 @ 1pm - 4pm
Qualification Type
Other non-advanced qual
Course Type
12 Weeks (Thursday afternoons)


The British Computer Society (BCS) Essential Digital Skills Qualification has been developed to introduce you to basic IT skills and how to be safe online.

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn basic skills within IT and increase their confidence and skills.

What will I learn?

The BCS Digital Skills qualification covers the following areas:

1. Using devices and handling information

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • System settings
  • Using search engines
  • Storing information
  • Solving technical problems

 2. Creating and editing documents, digital media, and processing numerical data

  • Word
  • Presentations
  • Spreadsheets

 3. Communicating and sharing online

  • Video calls
  • Social media
  • Online identity

4. Transactions

  • Using online services
  • Buying securely online

5. Being safe and responsible online

  • Online safety
  • Online risks and threats
  • Digital wellbeing

Entry requirements (minimum)

No formal entry requirements but basic English is recommended.

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