Information Technology

Essential Digital Skills

Essential Digital Skills are more important than ever. In recent months, we’ve experienced a world where face-to-face communication hasn’t been possible and therefore having a grasp on digital technology and communication is vital to stay connected.


Essential Digital Skills qualifications (EDSQ) are mapped to national standards for basic digital literacy and are funded by the ESFA for adult learners. Designed to meet digital knowledge gaps within adults, these qualifications will provide vital skills to many.

The qualifications cover five key topics:

Using devices and handling information

Creating and editing

Communicating

Transacting

Being safe and responsible online