BCS Essential Digital Skills: Qualifications for Work

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Did you know over 80% of job vacancies now ask for digital skills? So developing your digital know-how is one of the most important things you can do to improve your employability, but that can be a scary prospect if you’ve avoided using computers up to now.

BCS has helped millions of people gain the skills and confidence to use technology in all kinds of work settings, from shops and warehouses to restaurants and bars, even farms and building sites.

BCS Essential Digital Skills Qualifications (EDSQ) offer a friendly and helpful introduction to the digital landscape, allowing you to grow your knowledge, skills and confidence at a pace that suits you.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be aged 19+ from the 31st of August 2023.



Who is the course aimed at?

Entry Level

Our entry level course is designed for adults who have very little or no previous experience using digital devices and the internet.

It’s an ideal introduction to the types of digital technology commonly used in most jobs including word processing and presentation software, helping you to develop your understanding and grow in confidence.

Once you’ve achieved the entry level qualification you might choose to continue your development journey by progressing to level 1.


Level 1

Perhaps you have some experience using the internet or digital devices, but you don’t feel very confident about using them at work.

Our level 1 qualification is designed for adults with some basic digital know-how, helping you get to grips with the technology used in the workplace including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.

Your new knowledge and skills can enhance your CV and support your progression within an existing role or into new employment.




What will I study?

  • Digital devices and handling online information
  • Creating and editing documents
  • Communicating online – emails / video calls
  • Completing online forms to make secure purchases
  • Online safety and responsibility – keeping devices and information secure

How will I be assessed?

An online exam at the end of each module.


Entry Level 3 & Level 1

To sign up for one of our IT courses, please book an appointment at one of our work hubs here: Work Hubs – Springboard

Next Steps

Further IT Qualifications.