Digital Skills - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Digital Skills

We offer free* Digital Skills courses from beginner to level 2.

What are Digital Skills?

Our Digital Skills 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 in daily life and at work. 

  • Foundation Digital Skills (Beginner) : we offer courses in our centres to help you get started and gain confidence using a computer through practical activities. Foundation is a non-accredited course and will prepare you to move on to Essential Digital Skills
  • Essential Digital Skills (Entry Level and Level 1) : through live online classes with your tutor you will learn to use devices safely, shop and communicate online, create and edit documents and find information on the internet. Level 1 includes spreadsheets. The course is assessed via a practical assessed task at the end of the course which will be taken at one of our centres and leads to the Essential Digital Skills qualification
  • IT User Skills (Level 2) : this self-study course will help you develop practical software skills for life and work and leads to the Certificate in IT User Skills. You study independently with the support of a tutor and regular topic workshops.

*Foundation level is fully funded for beginners who aren’t yet ready for Essential Digital Skills. 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. Level 2 courses are free, subject to initial assessment.

How do I apply for a place on a Digital Skills course?

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

To view all our latest digital skills courses, visit the digital skills page of our Intranet.

Any questions?

For more details call 01296 382403 or email sarah.bradley@buckinghamshire.gov.uk 

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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.”