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Essential Digital Skills — Level 1 - September Start

Digital, Games Development and ICT

Course ID: 168836

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • Research shows that 82% of advertised jobs require some level of digital skills. With 75% of jobs by 2030 requiring advanced digital skills.
  • The Level 1 Essential digital skills is a perfect course for anyone over the age of 19 that has limited IT experience and would like to develop their knowledge and digital skills to support them in the world of work.
  • September and January start dates.
  • This course is free for all eligible learners.
  • The course is 2 hours a week and will run for 18 weeks.

What to expect from the course

Five key skills that are covered within the course:

1. Using devices and handling information
2. Creating and editing
3. Communicating
4. Transactions and buying online
5. Being safe and responsible online

The course is assessed by a question paper, plus task-based activities under exam conditions.


Level 1 in Essential Digital Skills.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

You can progress through to our Level 2 courses in either IT or Games Design. The digital skills you have built can also be used to support a different career path.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

19+ learners only.
Anyone that would like to improve their digital skills.
No prior qualifications required – however, from a diagnostic assessment you may be offered the entry 3 Essential digital skills to start with.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 262.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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