Essential Digital Skills Qualification (EDSQ) - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The Essential Digital Skills Qualification (EDSQ) has been designed to meet the content, conditions and requirements set out by the Department for Education (DfE) and Ofqual (in line with the Digital Skills Framework).

Whilst studying on the course you will develop skills for both work and life to help you develop your digital literacy.

The course will provide you with skills such as: using an operating system, installing/removing applications, carrying out web searches, open/read/save files and keeping your details safe online.

Unit content for both Entry Level 3 and Level 1 is:

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

By the end of the course, you will have a clear insight into using technology at home and the workplace.

Assessment Methods

The assessments are on-demand exam based to check understanding of the course content. These are marked based and require supervision.

Progression Options

Progression option from EDSQ Entry Level 3 will be to EDSQ Level 1. 
Level 1 learners would be expected to use the skills for life and work at home or in the workplace.

Course Summary

Course Title Essential Digital Skills Qualification (EDSQ)
Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the qualification will be based on an initial
assessment which will identify which level to start.

Start Date
Start Time  
End Time  
Remaining Places  


I chose to study at BTC because of the excellent computing and IT facilities and, of the local colleges in the area, it seemed able to provide the best experience. My confidence has definitely developed during my time at the College. Interacting with new people and in a new environment has helped me come out of my comfort zone and progress personally.

Jake Hall - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Computing

Additional Information

Add to Shortlist

© 2023 Bridgwater & Taunton College, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4PZ, United Kingdom | Terms / Privacy / Cookies | Accessibility Made by Wave