NCFE Level 1 Essential Digital Skills
About this qualification
The purpose of this qualification is to allow learners to demonstrate understanding of and competency in the essential digital skills they need for life and work. It will enable learners to engage with digital services and products in everyday life and work.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.
How is it assessed?
All assessments are sat on our online assessment platform. To be set up properly, you are required to register for access to the platform as part of your approval. To register, please complete the form here.
This qualification is externally set, internally marked and externally quality assured:
Section A (knowledge):
• controlled: externally set, internally assessed and externally quality assured question paper
Section B (skills):
• controlled: externally set, internally marked and externally quality assured
What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to suitable level 2 qualifications.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.
Online assessment samples and support overview
To help support your learners for their final assessment, we have created online sample assessments which allow learners to practise in the same environment as their final assessment. We also have provider development support and teaching and learning resources, as well as Skills Assessment initial diagnostic assessments, to support your learners. Please click here for full details.
Essential Digital Skills (Level 1) Scheme of Work
These suggested schemes of work support the delivery of the qualification.
Essential Digital Skills (Level 1) Resource Pack
The Resource Pack includes 23 sessions of engaging PowerPoint presentations and learner activity question sheets. Combine this with the freely downloadable Scheme of Work to complete your set.
Essential Digital Skills (Level 1) Digital Resource Pack
The Digital Resource Pack encompasses the Resource Pack with the addition of the digital learner workbook. This pack combined with the freely downloadable Schemes of Work will complete your digital set.
Essential Digital Skills Glossary
This glossary complements our Level 1 Essential Digital Skills learning materials. Over 160 words alongside their definition and an example of its use is included.