Adult Skills and Community Learning

OCR Entry Level Award in Digital Employability

These qualifications give learners the opportunity to expand their knowledge of digital technologies and develop their skills and competence in using digital devices.

Length of course

2 hours a week for 30 weeks

Course content

Entry Level 1

Learners will be able to:

  • recognise the browser icon on a device and know how to open it
  • access websites from search results
  • identify links on web pages
  • use a variety of messaging applications - email, text messages, instant messaging and social media

Entry Level 2

Learners will be able to:

  • use any digital device that can access the internet and send messages
  • use the interface features of the device such as a mouse, keyboard, on-screen keyboard
  • use various applications to send emails and instant messages

Entry requirements

No prior experience or knowledge of ICT is required. Experience using a mouse and keyboard would be beneficial.

Course fees

The cost of the course is £191.90 which includes all tuition, materials and registration fees with the Awarding Body.

For details of how to pay and any fee reductions or remission that may apply, see our paying for a course page.

How to apply 

You'll need to book a pre-course assessment before you can start the course, to make sure you have the necessary entry skills to complete the course within the allocated time.

At the appointment you'll be able to discuss your needs with one of our tutors and will also complete a short IT skills assessment. Assessments take place at Wellington House in Barnsley town centre and last about 45 minutes.

Not sure if this is the right course for you?

Book an information and advice appointment so we can help you find the best course.

What you can do next

We encourage all learners to progress to ICT qualifications at entry level 3.

This course will enable learners to prepare for employment and develop the skills and competence needed in the workplace.

What our learners say

  • I feel more confident going on the internet to do my job search.
    ICT course adult learner
  • I have really enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and approachability of the tutor in these classes.
    ICT course adult learner
  • I liked the friendly atmosphere and tutor, I feel proud of what I have achieved
    ICT course adult learner