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Essential Digital Skills

NOCNs Essential Digital Skills Qualifications will be available for starts from September 2021. Sign up today and receive a 10% discount.


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:

  • Using devices and handling information
  • Creating and editing
  • Communicating
  • Transacting
  • Being safe and responsible online

Each of the skills areas is comprised of skills statements that represent distinct, independent skills.

The NOCN Essential Digital Skills 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. The assessment is holistic and covers all skills areas.

The assessments are online, set by NOCN, and made available to learners on NOCN’s e-assessment platform. Assessments make use of our unique simulated environments which accurately replicate real-world conditions. Marking is simple using NOCN Quick Marker, our new onscreen, e-marking platform for markers to quickly view and allocate marks to learner evidence.

The qualifications are included in the national entitlement for digital skills and they are fully funded for eligible learners.

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Bksb learning materials

Bksb are offering a 20% discount on learning materials for the Essential Digital Skills Qualifications to all NOCN centres registered to deliver the qualifications. 

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Apply for approval today and receive a 10% discount.

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