Digital Skills - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Digital Skills

We offer Essential Digital Skills (Entry and Level 1) and Foundation ICT courses. Click here to find the list of Digital Skills courses we have planned.

What are Essential Digital Skills?

Our Digital courses cover topics such as: solving problems, buying and communicating online, creating, saving and editing documents and staying safe – to help you feel more confident and make the most out of your devices.

Through live online classes with your tutor and practical activities you will gain the skills to be able to use devices safely, shop and communicate online, create documents and find information on the internet. The course is assessed via a practical assessed task at the end of the course which will be taken at one of our centres.

Essential Digital Skills qualifications are fully funded for adults who are 19+, meet the UK residency requirements for funding and are lacking essential digital skills. They are offered at Entry Level and Level 1.

Complete beginners who aren’t yet ready for Essential Digital Skills may be signposted to our short Foundation courses.

Digital Skills courses are free for anyone who lacks the basic digital skills necessary for life or work.

What do I need to be able to do an online Digital Skills course?

– Complete the online questionnaire so we can help find the right course for you

– have access to a device, ideally a PC or laptop

– have an internet connection.

How to I join?

For more details call 01296 382403 or email

*Funded for adults 19 years or over subject to eligibility and assessment 

Flow chart for Digital Skills course progression

What our Digital Skills learners say about us:

“It has helped me to better understand how to use a computer for everyday use.”

“The teaching staff were excellent and the course was a very enjoyable experience.”

“It has helped my job searching and brought my IT skills up to date.”

“Now I know how to use a computer confidently, I don’t have to ask my children to do it for me and I can also use these skills to help with my career.”

“My tutor is so patient and helpful. I have enjoyed this so much and will go on to learn more.”

“I now understand more about Excel, Word and PowerPoint which has given me greater confidence in my search for work.”