Digital Skills

We offer two free qualifications as part of the government’s strategy to improve the digital skills of the adult population. It is estimated that 22% of adults do not have sufficient digital skills for everyday life and work. Available to both employed and unemployed, aged 19+, the new qualifications will help improve the employment prospects of individuals and may help them to support their children’s learning.

Each course is comprised of five units:

  • Using Devices and Handling Data
  • Creating and Editing
  • Communicating
  • Transacting
  • Being Safe and Responsible Online

Please contact the Community Learning Team on 0161 886 7441 or email if you are interested in starting our Digital Skills course.

The right course for you

Our Digital Qualifications can be delivered at either Entry Level or at Level 1. All learners will be invited to take part in a diagnostic assessment prior to starting their course to ensure they are on the correct level. Courses take between 20 to 30 hours to complete depending on the level and are delivered in a very supportive environment by an experienced tutor.

Digital & Computer skills

In order to get the most out of our Digital Skills courses we have incorporated a number of intermediate computer competencies in order for our learners to get the most out of being online. Some of our topics include: 

Connecting to the Internet

Internet and Password Security

Understanding Social Media

Using Microsoft Programs

Shopping Safely Online

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