• LevelEntry Level 3/ Level 1
  • Age group19+
  • Duration10 Weeks
  • Awarding bodyGateway


Entry 3 (E3) - qualifications designed for adults with no or little prior experience of using digital devices or the internet.

Level 1 (L1) - qualifications designed for adults with some experience of using digital devices and the internet but lacking secure basic digital skills.

The qualifications cover all five National Standard skills areas. These are as follows:
1. Using devices and handling information
Using a range of devices, finding information through appropriate navigation, managing and storing information, identifying and solving technical problems, developing digital skills.

2. Creating and editing
Creating and editing documents, creating and editing digital media, processing numerical data (L1).

3. Communicating
Communicating and sharing content digitally, managing your traceable online activities.

4. Transactions
Safely and securely using online services, securely buying online.

5. Being safe and responsible online
Protecting your privacy, protecting your data, being responsible online and managing your digital wellbeing.

For more information please refer to the National Standards
These courses can be completed alongside other qualifications, such as Functional Skills and GCSE English and Maths and an Access to HE course.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Entry 3 - Monday 9-3pm Level 1 - Wednesday 9-3pm

Entry requirements

Must be at either Entry 2 - Level 1 to enrol onto the entry 3 or level 1 course. If assessed at below Entry 2,can be referred to basic computing skills (PCDL)

An assessment session will be held on 13th and 15th September

An online assessment facilitated in the College under controlled conditions. Both levels comprise of a single assessment component comprising 3 parts.

Entry 3 assessment - Up to 1 hour 30 minutes plus a 15-minute supervised break, plus observed tasks within a 14-day period (Total marks 44)

Level 1 assessment - 1 hour 45 minutes plus a 15-minute supervised break in between Parts 1 and 2. (Total marks 54)

Upon completion of EDS Entry 3, you can progress onto EDS Level 1

Upon completion of L1, a range of level 1 and 2 courses are offered by the college that learners can apply for, including:

• Functional Skills ICT
• Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) qualification(s)
• Retrain to Catering
• Retrain to Construction
• Retrain to Engineering
• Retrain to Hair and Beauty
• Retrain to Motor Vehicle
• Retrain to Travel and Tourism

Sector based work Academy within the Adult and Community Learning Centre.

16-19 N/A

19+ £0.00 This course is fully funded and has no cost to the learner.

If you have any further queries, please contact Course Information for help. Phone 01642 333600 or 01642 333700 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.