Introduction to Digital and Data Skills


The course helps learners gain and develop essential digital and data skills by using a range of digital devices, software applications and tools safely and securely. These core IT and data skills are crucial for further learning, life and work. The course also encourages development of self-management skills, social intelligence and innovation. It is suitable for all learners and delivered by an Edinburgh College lecturer.

Prior to the course start all participants will be asked to register for our Access Data programme, which will give them access to a dedicated Access Data Caseworker to help with any issues they may face in or out of the course (e.g. arranging childcare). Access to Industry can also provide Day Saver tickets to all students commuting using Lothian Buses.

On completion, participants will be able to move onto a range of other courses, including: Develop Your Data Skills course with Access to Industry and Edinburgh College (SCQF 4) and Access to Industry IT course, potentially leading to achieving ICT Core Skills and European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).

To apply, fill out the below application form and email to MagdaGucman[at] Successful applicants will be invited to interviews. As a part of our interview process, we will support applicants in filling out an online application form provided by Edinburgh College.

Access Data Courses Application form 2022
Introduction to Digital and Data Skills (Level 3) 2022 Info-Pack


No formal entry requirements, but Access Data eligibility criteria apply. Access Data is for those living in Edinburgh and are unemployed or on a low income; want to move into education, training or employment that is related to IT or Data; and belong to at least one of the following groups: have a disability or learning difficulty; are a woman; are an Armed Forces veteran; from a minority ethnic background.


The course runs one day a week for 8 weeks. Upcoming dates: 29 August 2022-31 October 2022.


To gain skills essential for further education, work and life and ultimately to better your chances in the contemporary job market.


Delivered in person, in our Community College (156 Cowgate, EH1 1RP).

Funding Partners

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