NCFE Entry Level 3 Essential Digital Skills
- Information and Communication Technology
- Learning Resources Available
- Registration and Certification Fee
- Entry Level 3
- Minimum entry age
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. It will enable learners to engage with digital services and products in everyday life.
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 Level 1 Essential Digital Skills.
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 Forward initial diagnostic assessments, to support your learners. Please click here for full details.
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Assessment Instructions for EDSQ Controlled AssessmentLessMore info Download
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