Adult Skills and Community Learning

Gateway Digital Skills for Work Entry Level

This course is designed for learners to develop the digital skills needed to support them to gain employment or to progress in their current role.

Length of course

20 or 30 hours depending on level

Course content

Learners will be able to:

  • Work safely with digital devices
  • Ensure own health and wellbeing are not negatively effected
  • Work safely online
  • Communicate safely using a variety of digital devices
  • Follow workplace guidelines and codes of conduct
  • Search for and share information

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 £80 to £109 (depending on level) 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 learners to progress to further entry level courses designed to promote independent use of digital skills.

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