Online Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment

Online Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment

Course Information

Online, Various
Level: 2
Start Date: Various
End Date:Various
Days: VAR
Location: Online
Duration: 12 Weeks
Code: CQ5L2DS
Type: Part Time
Fees: Free
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Online, Various
Level: 2
Start Date: Various
End Date:Various
Days: VAR
Location: Online
Duration: 12 Weeks
Code: CQ5L2DS
Type: Part Time
Fees: Free
APPLY NOW

Are you interested in an online digital skills course? Our Principles for Digital Skills course will equip you 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 considering the importance of online identities. You 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, among other organisational policies and procedures.

 

About the Course

Are you interested in an online digital skills course? Our Principles for Digital Skills course will equip you 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 considering the importance of online identities. You 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, among other organisational policies and procedures.



This 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. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.



This course is split into five manageable units:



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.



Benefits of the programme:



Gain a nationally recognised qualification

Establish a long-standing career pathway within your chosen sector and secure 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.

Progression

Once you have completed this course, you could progress onto:
Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

Entry Requirements

Students need to be working at Level 1 English and should have the ambition to progress into further study, or work.

Assessment

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability whilst studying with CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs. You will be assigned a tutor who will make contact with you prior to you course starting and you will have access to MS Teams to communicate with your tutor and support network.  Course work is submitted via our online system and your tutor will mark and return you work to you with feedback.

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