Digital Skills - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning

Digital Skills

Boost your digital skills – and your opportunities

Do you want to improve your digital literacy skills to better manage everyday tasks, control your personal finances, move into employment or get a promotion, or support your children’s learning?

Every week Buckinghamshire Adult Learning has FREE drop-in workshops as follows:

  • 10am to noon every Monday at Chesham ALC, Chartridge Lane, Chesham, HP5 2RG
  • 10am to noon every Tuesday at Quarrendon ALC, Holman Street, Aylesbury, HP19 9LJ
  • 10am to noon every Wednesday at Millbrook ALC, Mill End Road, High Wycombe, HP12 4BA

These sessions will provide learning and support to improve your digital skills. Further information and advice will be provided to identify the correct next steps for you to take.

The drop-in workshops are free to adults over the age of 19*.

For more information
Shabana on 07977611576

Digital Skills Courses

To help you feel more confident and make the most out of your devices in daily life and at work, we offer a variety of Digital Skills courses:

  • Foundation Digital Skills (Beginner)
    Our in-centre courses help you get started and gain confidence using a computer. Foundation is a non-accredited course and will prepare you to move on to Essential Digital Skills.
  • Essential Digital Skills (Entry Level)
    You will learn to use devices safely, create and edit documents and find information on the internet. This course is assessed via a practical task at the end of the course and leads to an Entry Level qualification.
  • Essential Digital Skills (Level 1)
    Building on prior skills, this course takes a closer look at presentation and spreadsheet software. This course is assessed via a portfolio which you will build as you progress through the course, leading to a Level 1 Certificate.
  • Digital and IT Skills (Level 2)
    This course consists of weekly online workshops, focussing on advanced functionality within presentation and spreadsheet software, with an expectation that independent work is carried out between sessions. This course is assessed via a portfolio which you will build as you progress through the course, leading to a Level 2 Certificate.

*Foundation level is fully funded for beginners who aren’t yet ready for Essential Digital Skills. Essential Digital Skills qualifications are fully funded for adults who are 19+, meet the UK residency requirements for funding and are lacking essential digital skills.

How do I apply for a place on a Digital Skills course?

To find out more and apply for a place, fill out this short form: Apply for a digital skills place.

To view all our latest digital skills courses, visit the digital skills page of our Intranet.

What our Digital Skills learners say about us:

“It has helped me to better understand how to use a computer for everyday use.”

“The teaching staff were excellent and the course was a very enjoyable experience.”

“It has helped my job searching and brought my IT skills up to date.”

“Now I know how to use a computer confidently, I don’t have to ask my children to do it for me and I can also use these skills to help with my career.”

“My tutor is so patient and helpful. I have enjoyed this so much and will go on to learn more.”

“I now understand more about Excel, Word and PowerPoint which has given me greater confidence in my search for work.”

“I am very grateful for all your help on the digital skills course at Chesham. At the start I didn’t know how to turn on the computer and I have now improved, am more confident and work independently.”