Introduction to Digital and Data Skills



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

To apply, please complete the application form provided below (click on the link to download), and return it to or call Magda Gucman on 07809 555 709 to apply by phone.

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.

Introduction to Digital and Data Skills 2021 Info-Pack

Introduction to Digital and Data Skills Application form 2021

Course Poster


The course is available to those meeting our Access Data project criteria. Access Data is made for parents, or those with parental responsibilities, living in the City of Edinburgh, who are either unemployed or on low income, and find themselves in one or more of the groups listed below:
- They are disabled or have a disabled child
- They are from a minority ethnic background
- They are a lone parent
- They have 3 or more children
- They have a child below 1 year of age
- They are below 25 years of age

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 provide Day Saver tickets to all students commuting to the course using Lothian Buses.


Mondays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm over 8 weeks, from 9th August to 27th September 2021.


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

On completion of this course, participants will be able to move onto a range of courses, including:
- Data Skills Units on SCQF Level 3, 4 and 5 (currently in development by the SQA, to be available to centres from 1 September 2021)
- Access to Industry IT course, potentially leading to achieving ICT Core Skills and European Computer Driving Licence


The course will be delivered at 156 Cowgate in Edinburgh, EH1 1RP.

North Lanarkshire
East Lothian
South Lanarkshire

Funding Partners

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