Essential Digital Skills for Work - Entry Level and Level 1 - Part-Time
Being able to use a computer is generally an essential skill for most workplaces. Our Essential Digital Skills for Work course from the Gateway is designed to help prepare you for the digital aspects of work.
Please note that this course will only be fully funded (free) if your digital skills are assessed at a level 1 or lower standard. You will have an assessment on the first day of the course to determine your eligibility.
You will also be fully funded if you are unemployed and claiming for a state benefit.
If you do not meet any of the above criteria, the course fee is £150.
Adult (19+) learners
Depending on your age, course, educational history and personal circumstances, there may be options available for you to receive a course fully-funded by the government. Our fee calculator will help give you an idea on whether you'll be able to have your course fee waived or covered by an Advanced Learner Loan.
Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan
If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.
Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
BCS Entry Level / Level 1 in Essential Digital Skills for Work
How is my course assessed?
Both qualifications are assessed through two online, on-screen invigilated tests.
One test will focus on knowledge (with a range of question types including multiple choice, hotspot, drag and drop, ordering and matching). The second test will focus on skills (with question types including hotspots, advanced hotspots and the BCS in-application assessment engine).