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Level E

GQL E3 Awd in Progression – Digital Skills for Work


From paying bills online, staying in touch with family and friends, to searching for jobs and learning new software for the workplace – it is more important than ever to get online.

Our courses are for adults with little or no experience of digital and IT systems. Offered in two stages our courses will include the following: basic Microsoft Office, sending emails for home and for work as well as video calling, WhatsApp, and Teams. By the end of the course, you will have become more confident in navigating our increasingly digital world. The following is a list of some of the topics you will cover:

  • Using a digital device, search engines and handling digital information
  • Creating and editing documents, images, audio and video files on a range of devices
  • Using email and making video calls
  • Paying for items and services online
  • Staying safe in online environments
  • Accessing job search websites
  • Understanding basic technical issues and troubleshooting techniques


Designed for those aged 19+ to develop your confidence and competence in Digital Skills for work and everyday life.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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