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Digital Short Courses

Entry Level 3 and Level 1 Digital Functional Skills qualifications. 

Complete a fully-funded Digital Functional Skills qualification from our Nottingham training centre, with the support of our friendly tutors to give you the guidance you need.

Digital skills are used in our everyday life, from checking our emails to sending a text to paying with with contactless technology, so understanding these skills is important.

By completing a Digital Functional Skills qualification, you'll be able to gain confidence when using digital skills in your day-to-day life. 

Register today

Can I access a short course?

To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:

  • I currently live in England
  • I was aged 19 or over on 31st August 2023
  • I have lived in the UK or EU/EEA for the last 3 years*
  • I am seeking employment/claiming unemployment benefits or earning below £20,319 annually**

* Please contact us for further information on immigration status

** Other state benefits may be accepted, please email referral@futuresforbusiness.com or give us a call on 0345 266 9779

Boost your skills and your confidence

FREE Level 1 Essential Digital skills for work

Learn in-person at our Nottingham Training Centre.

Get an Level 1 Essential Digital Skills qualification to boost confidence when navigating digital tasks in daily life and work. This short course is designed to teach you the vital digital skills needed to enhance your CV and employability.

What will the course cover?

  • Using Devices and Handling Information
  • Creating and Editing
  • Communicating
  • Transacting
  • Being Safe and Responsible Online 

How is the course assessed?

At the end of the course you will complete two assessments to test your knowledge and skills.

The first assessment will be a multiple choice or short answers exam, to test your knowledge. The second assessment will task-based, to test your skills.

What can I do next? 

Upon completion of your Level 1 Certificate you have a number of new opportunities: 

  • Complete your Level 2 certificate in Digital Skills for Work
  • Use your new skills to improve your CV and job applications when looking for entry-level roles

Learn more about Level 1 Essential Digital Skills for Work

Sign up to register your interest.

This course is also available as an Entry Level 3 qualification, for those taking their first steps into digital skills. Entry Level 3 covers the same topics as Level 1 at a more accessible level.


Improve your digital skills with us - get started today:

I am aged 19 years old or over. I have lived in the UK or a European Economic Area (EEA) Member state for the last three years or are an Individual or Asylum Seeker with certain types of immigration status*. I am actively seeking employment and claiming an unemployment benefit ** OR I am earning under £20,319 annual gross salary and be able to commit to the course.

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