Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment
Our Principles for Digital Skills course provides an understanding and the knowledge of the digital skills needed to search and apply for employment. This includes an awareness of finding and managing relevant and good quality information, and considering the importance of online identities. It looks 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.
(E-certificates upon achievement)
- Fully online course
- Study from anywhere, at any time
- Gain an accredited level 2 qualification
- Nationally recognised
- Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
- Perfect for beginners
- Unlimited support from qualified tutors
- Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
- No hidden costs
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Unit 1: Developing digital career skills
Explore a range of digital skills, their relevance and how to improve digital skills. This unit also looks 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
Look at how to gather reliable information using different techniques, as well as copyright regulations and what happens when these are breached. 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
Learn about types of threats to data and how to protect it, as well as considering data protection legislation. Look at health and safety legislation regarding the use of digital equipment and how the risks can be reduced.
Unit 4: Communication and productivity
Learn how to communicate effectively using a range of technology, including email, online meeting and collaboration tools, and digital networks. Build an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of these methods and look at safety issues and support related to social media.
Unit 5: Digital security
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.
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