Shortlist for approval
Shortlisted
Support Materials Qualification Specification Adaptations
NCFE_Logo_RGB_White.png

NCFE Level 1 Essential Digital Skills

Ref:
603/7118/3
Sector:
Information and Communication Technology
Features:
Learning Resources Available
Registration and Certification Fee
£17.50

Level
Level 1
Minimum entry age
14
GLH
47
TQT
47

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?

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 Forward initial diagnostic assessments, to support your learners. Please click here for full details.


Qualification Specification
LessMore info Download

This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Support Handbook
LessMore info Download

This document contains supporting information that relates to NCFE and CACHE qualifications to assist in planning, delivery and assessment, and must be used alongside the qualification specification.

Qualification factsheet
LessMore info Download

This document provides an overview of the qualification.

Assessor Guidance for EDSQ Controlled Assessment
LessMore info Download

This document is designed to assist centres in the delivery and assessment of the controlled assessment components of NCFE essential digital skills qualifications at entry level 3 and level 1.

Regulations for Conduct of Controlled Assessments - EDSQ
LessMore info Download

This document is designed to assist centres in the correct administration of the controlled assessment components of NCFE essential digital skills qualifications at entry level 3 and level 1.

EDSQ User Guide
LessMore info Download

This guide provides information to staff involved in the preparation, supervision, assessment and internal quality assurance of NCFE essential digital skills qualifications at entry level 3 and level 1.

EDSQ Learner User Guide
LessMore info Download

This guide supports learners who are sitting an online assessment for NCFE essential digital skills qualifications at entry level 3 and level 1.

NCFE Level 1 Essential Digital Skills – Resource Pack

Price (Inc VAT): £120.00

By:
NCFE
Type:
Download

NCFE Level 1 Essential Digital Skills – Scheme of Work

Price (Inc VAT): Free

By:
NCFE
Type:
Download

NCFE Level 1 Essential Digital Skills – Digital Resource Pack

Price (Inc VAT): £900.00

By:
NCFE
Type:
Download

Essential Digital Skills Glossary

Price (Inc VAT): Free

By:
NCFE
Type:
Download

Print materials available on our dedicated Print Shop website

Price (Inc VAT): Refer to External Link

By:
NCFE
Type:
Offline

Controlled assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021.

For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.

2021-22 AT EDSQ V1.0
LessMore info Download

Search for our qualifications using the search bar below.