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Level 1 Digital Skills

Type Distance Learning

Qualification Level 1


The aim 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.

Unit 1 – Find and use information

  • Be able to identify and select information and resources to meet personal and organisational needs.
  • Be able to evaluate and use researched information
  • Be able to store information in line with an organisation’s agreed procedures

Unit 2 – Safety and security when using data and digital devices

  • Understand how to protect data and devices
  • Understand how organisational data and information is protected
  • Understand how to use digital equipment safely

Unit 3 – Communicating and collaborating online

  • Be able to communicate socially and professionally using technology
  • Know how to communicate effectively via email in a personal or business context
  • Be able to communicate and collaborate using online collaboration tools
  • Be able to communicate and collaborate using digital networks
  • Be able to use blogging to engage with others and keep them informed

Unit 4 – Using word processing software 

  • Be able to enter, edit and combine text and other information accurately within word processing documents
  • Be able to edit and structure information within word processing documents
  • Be able to use word

Unit 5 – Using a computer

  • Be able to operate a personal computer or laptop
  • Be able to create and manager folders and files
  • Be able to understand how to connect to the internet
  • Be able to create an online account

Teaching and Assessment
Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

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