NCFE Level 1 Essential Digital Skills
- Information and Communication Technology
- Learning Resources Available
- Registration and Certification Fee
- Level 1
- 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 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 SpecificationLessMore 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 HandbookLessMore 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 factsheetLessMore info Download
This document provides an overview of the qualification.
Assessor Guidance for EDSQ Controlled AssessmentLessMore 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 - EDSQLessMore 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 GuideLessMore 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 GuideLessMore 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.