Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Digital Skills in Employment

Across all sectors of employment in Europe, it has been found that at least 80% of managers and professionals require basic digital abilities to carry out their roles. In larger workplaces, as many as 50% must possess specialist digital skills. Whether wishing to improve your skills in order to improve your employability prospects, or requiring an awareness of digital skills in order to find job opportunities, these statistics demonstrate just how vital digital skills are in today’s society. This Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Digital Skills in Employment course will equip learners with an understanding and knowledge of the digital skills needed to search and apply for employment, including an awareness of finding and managing relevant and good quality information, and the importance of online identities. Learners will also look at the importance of digital skills in the workplace itself, considering how to communicate effectively using technology and how to protect data and devices, amongst other organisational policies and procedures.

  • Eligibility

    • If you are aged 19-23 you would be fully funded if you have previously achieved a full level 2 and are unemployed. If you do not meet both these criteria, you are not eligible for our funding
    • If you are aged 24 + you would be fully funded if you are unemployed whether receiving benefits or not
    • If you are working but earning less than £25,642.50per year, are aged 19 – 23 and have achieved a full Level 2, you will be fully funded
    • If you are working but earning less than £25,642.50 per year and are aged 24+, you will be fully funded.

    To access this course you will need:

    • Basic understanding in ICT
    • English literacy proficiency at Level 1 or above
    • Access to a reliable desktop or laptop computer and internet connection
  • Cost

    Free *subject to meeting eligibility criteria*.

  • Qualification

    Certificate in Digital Skills in Employment

  • Level

    Level 2

  • Duration

    8-12 weeks

  • Timings

    This is a distance learning course where you study at times that suit you.

  • Delivery Location

    Fully online

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  • Date: Start any time
  • Location: Fully online
  • Delivery type: Online

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    Who is it for?

    Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Digital Skills in Employment qualification is aimed at anyone who is either in employment or searching for employment, particularly those who wish to develop their digital skills in relation to the management of information and digital safety, security and communication. Anyone with a basic understanding of IT skills who is searching for career progression, or wishing to improve their digital skills for their own personal use, would benefit from this course.

    Benefits of this course?

    • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
    • Establish a long-standing career pathway within your chosen sector and develop your knowledge around digital skills
    • This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study
    • Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development
    • Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

    Course summary

    Unit 1: Developing digital career skills

    In this unit, you will explore a range of digital skills, their relevance and how to improve your own digital skills. You will also look at
    social media and the internet in relation to employment opportunities, what forms an online identity, and how to use digital skills in
    career progression.

    Unit 2: Management of information

    You will be asked to look at how to gather reliable information using different techniques, as well as copyright regulations and what
    happens when these are breached. You will also be asked to explore different storage methods for data management and why these
    are in place, plus the benefits and limitations of these methods.

    Unit 3: Digital device safety awareness

    You will learn about types of threats to data and how to protect it, as well as considering data protection legislation. You will also be
    asked to look at health and safety legislation regarding the use of digital equipment and how the risks can be reduced.

    Unit 4: Communication and productivity

    In this unit, you will learn how to communicate effectively using a range of technology, including email, online meeting and
    collaboration tools, and digital networks. You will also be asked to understand the advantages and disadvantages of these methods
    and look at safety issues and support related to social media.

    Unit 5: Digital security

    In this unit, you will be able to identify a range of security threats and system protection methods, as well as exploring current
    legislation around system and data protection and organisational policies and procedures relating to this.