Essential Digital Skills Qualification Level 1-Mansfield Central Library-Community Learning

Mansfield Central Library, Mansfield

Key details

Date -
Sessions Mondays: 1pm - 4pm
No. sessions 15
Venue Mansfield Central Library, Mansfield
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 12
Cost Free

About this course

The Essential Digital Skills Qualification (EDSQ) provides the skills you need to safely access and participate in the digital world.

This qualification is suitable for all ages 19+ and supports the development of key digital skills such as using devices, creating and editing digital media, using technology to communicate, buying and transacting online, and how to stay safe and secure when using technology.


  • Being safe and responsible online and on digital devices:
  • You’ll gain knowledge and skills in using multiple authentications, understanding a range of data threats and being physically and psychologically safe when using digital devices.
  • Using digital devices and handling information:
  • This section includes tips for improving search techniques plus managing and storing information on digital devices.
  • Creating and editing:

You’ll learn how to create, edit, and enhance digital media and how to design documents and spreadsheets in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Digital communication:

Topics covered in this section include how to send emails and instant messages, and how best to use, and engage with forums and online collaboration tools.

Transacting digitally:

This key section includes how to shop safely online as well as how to complete online digital tasks, such as online banking, accessing government services, and booking events/entertainment.

This is an accredited course with an exam at the end. The assessment has 2 parts:

section A Knowledge (25 minutes)

section B Skills (120 minutes).

The course is face-to-face and last 15 weeks

To get the best out of the course, before you start, you will need to be able to:

  • start and log onto a computer*
  • have an email address which you can readily access*
  • be able to use a keyboard to type a couple of lines of information*

*If you need to improve these basic skills first - you could join the short 4-week course, 'Laptops for Beginners: How to set-up, wi-fi and email’.

A laptop with access to the applications Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Learners will also need a laptop that can access the internet. The course materials have been designed around Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Edge and Microsoft Office 365, although other web browsers and earlier versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access should be fine.

Laptops are available to use if Learners do not have access to their own personal device. Please ensure you request a laptop at time of booking.

Booking your place and fee information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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