Free Digital Skills

Stockport College is launching two free new qualifications in January as part of the Government's strategy to improve the digital skills of the adult population. It is estimated that 22% of adults do not have sufficient digital skills for everyday life and work.

Examples of digital and computer skills include:

  • Being able to connect and browse the internet
  • Being able to keep passwords secure and send e mails securely
  • Understanding how social media works and how to participate on ZOOM, Microsoft Teams etc.
  • Accessing content across devices
  • Setting up accounts and buying safely online
  • Filling out forms and sharing information

Available to to both employed and unemployed, aged 19+, the new qualifications will help improve the employment prospects of individuals and may help them to support their children's learning.

Qualifications can be delivered at either Entry 3 or at Level 1; all learners have a diagnostic assessment prior to starting their course to ensure they are on the correct level. Courses take between 20 to 30 hours to complete depending on the level and are delivered in a very supportive environment by an experienced tutor.

Each course is comprised of five units:

  1. Using Devices and Handling Data
  2. Creating and Editing
  3. Communicating
  4. Transacting
  5. Being Safe and Responsible Online

The college hopes to deliver these qualifications at venues across the area. Please contact the Community Learning Team on 0161 886 7443, email or use our form below and a member of the team will get back to you.