Level 1 NCFE Certificate in Digital Skills

Level 1 NCFE Certificate in Digital Skills

Level 1 NCFE Certificate in Digital Skills

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The purpose 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.

Who it is suitable for?
This course is suitable for learners who wish to progress to a work role where digital literacy skills are required.

How is the qualification structured?
To be awarded this qualification, learners are required to successfully complete four mandatory units and 1 optional unit. This course is delivered online, therefore learners will be required to have access to a computer:

  • Find and Use Information
  • Safety and Security When Using Data and Digital Devices
  • Communicating and Collaborating Online
  • Using Word Processing Software
  • Using a Computer (optional)
  • Digital Career Development (optional)

How is it assessed?
To achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills you must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units. This is achieved by completing assessments provided in the learning resources. The Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills is internally assessed.


There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. You must be aged 19+ and resided in the EU for the last 3 years in order to access funding.

This course is free of charge*, however, there is a charge of £50 which will be payable if you do not complete the course.

*Funding available subject to eligibility check

Course Summary

Length of study:
Duration: Up to 12 weeks


Term dates

Study campus:
Distance learning

Study option(s):
Part time

Course level:
Level 1

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Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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