What is Digital Learning Solutions?

NECS is very proud to provide you with free access to Digital Learning Solutions (previously IT Skills Pathway); online training and assessment for Microsoft Office products. It has been developed to provide an officially recognised route of learning and includes “just in time” training via a searchable resource tool. Take a look at the introductory video above for a 3 minute overview.


Please note, in order to successfully access all of the available courses the Learning Portal should be accessed using Internet Explorer.
How do I get started?
  1. Click here to open the Digital Learning Solutions Learning Portal.
  2. Simply enter your email address or delegate ID and your password if you have set one. If not, click the register link and complete the registration form.
  3. Click Available in the top menu to view the list of courses.
Technical requirements
  • Windows XP SP2 or newer Operating System
  • Internet Explorer 8 or newer
  • For Windows 10 users , Internet Explorer 11 is required
  • Other Web browsers may also be compatible but are not supported
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Where can I get further help and support?
  • You will see a generous amount of help links in the DLS system; simply click on the question mark button on any screen you require context sensitive help.
  • For any technical difficulties in loading or accessing the DLS contact the Applications Training Team NECSU.learning@nhs.net