The NOCN Essential Digital Skills Qualifications at Entry Level 3 and Level 1 are based on the Department for Education’s National standards for essential digital skills. The standards set out the digital skills needed for life and work across five skills areas:
Each of the skills areas is comprised of skills statements which represent distinct, independent skills.
The NOCN qualifications cover the full range of skills statements to give learners the sort of comprehensive learning experience which will enable them to participate in a digital society. Assessment is holistic and covers all skills areas. The assessments are online assessments, set by NOCN and made available to learners on NOCN’s e-assessment platform.
The qualifications are included in the national entitlement for digital skills and they are fully funded for eligible learners.
In the coming weeks and months NOCN will be announcing a range of events to get centres prepared for the delivery of EDSQs.
If you are interested in offering these qualifications please register your interest and we’ll be in touch with further details.