This qualification is being withdrawn
The operational end date (last date for new starts) of this qualification is 31/07/2024 and the certification end date is 31/07/2024.

Key Facts

Level 3
Subject Sector:
6.2 ICT for Users
Qualification No:
25 hours
Total qualification time:
30 hours
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Whilst some of our qualifications are regulated for pre 16 learners our minimum age is 14.

Qualification purpose

Recognise personal growth and engagement in learning

Qualification Grading Type


Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    Parents/carers, organisations and their workforce have a general obligation to safeguard vulnerable groups; online environments are no different. These qualifications have been developed to enable IT users, both adults and young people, to make safe and responsible use of technology both professionally and personally.

    The single unit Awards at Levels 1, 2 and 3 have been designed to support short courses, covering safe and responsible online behaviour when using a variety of different technologies.

    The objective of this Level 3 E-Safety qualification is to develop an understanding of e-safety to safeguard self and others when using online technologies and therefore is a qualification taken primarily for growth and enjoyment and a qualification that indicates an individual can undertake a specific role in the workplace and that may be relied upon by employers.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit totalling 3 credits.



    Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit, totalling 3 credits.


    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Unit No:
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to make safe and responsible use of technology but is particularly appropriate for professionals working with young people and/or vulnerable adults to support them in safe use of technology.

    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    The learners will take a single mandatory unit which covers safe and responsible use of technology, including on-line behaviour. The learners will also need to demonstrate that you are able to explain to others how to keep safe when communicating on-line.

    Which sector does this qualification support?

    The qualification is not designed to lead to employment but the knowledge of e-safety that learners will gain will help them to make safe and responsible use of technology in the workplace. The ability to explain the importance of e-safety to others and guide them in safe use of technology will also be an asset in many job roles.

    What are the progression options?

    The learner can move on from this qualification to IT user qualifications at Level 3.

    Progression & entry requirements

    The learners do not need any qualifications or any prior level of attainment to take this qualification. It is available to learners of any age.

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim

    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Keeping Learners Safe Online with E-Safety Qualifications