Digital Skills Distance Learning Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The aim 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.

Unit 1 – Find and use information

Section 1: Be able to identify and select information and resources to meet personal and organisational needs.
Section 2: Be able to evaluate and use researched information
Section 3: Be able to store information in line with an organisation’s agreed procedures

Unit 2 – Safety and security when using data and digital devices

Section 1: Understand how to protect data and devices
Section 2: Understand how organisational data and information is protected
Section 3: Understand how to use digital equipment safely

Unit 3 – Communicating and collaborating online

Section 1: Be able to communicate socially and professionally using technology
Section 2: Know how to communicate effectively via email in a personal or business context
Section 3: Be able to communicate and collaborate using online collaboration tools
Section 4: Be able to communicate and collaborate using digital networks
Section 5: Be able to use blogging to engage with others and keep them informed

Unit 4 – Using word processing software

Section 1:Be able to enter, edit and combine text and other information accurately within word processing documents
Section 2:Be able to edit and structure information within word processing documents
Section 3: Be able to use word

Unit 5 – Using a computer

Section 1: Be able to operate a personal computer or laptop
Section 2: Be able to create and manager folders and files
Section 3: Be able to understand how to connect to the internet
Section 4: Be able to create an online account

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Assessment Methods

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.


Course Summary

Course Title Digital Skills Distance Learning Level 1
Entry Requirements

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley
    and the West Midlands.

  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (i.e QCF
    Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE
    grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First
    Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level


  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain

An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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