Funded | Digital | Skills
Level 2 Principles for Digital Skills
To be eligible for funding you must be aged 19 or over, have been living in the European Union for the last 3 years and have not previously completed the course you are wanting to enrol on.
If you do not complete the course, you may be liable to a £100 resource and registration fee.
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 you staff are wishing to improve their skills in order to improve employability prospects, or require 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 course will equip your staff with an awareness of finding and managing relevant and good quality information, and considering the importance of online identities. Your staff 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, your staff will explore a range of digital skills, their relevance and how to improve their own digital skills. They 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
Your staff 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. They 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
Your staff will learn about types of threats to data and how to protect it, as well as considering data protection legislation. They 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, your staff will learn how to communicate effectively using a range of technology, including email, online meeting and collaboration tools, and digital networks. They 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, your staff 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.
- Your staff will 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 staff to choose when and where they study
- Study will enhance both their personal skills and professional development
- Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.
Once your staff have completed this course, they could progress onto:
Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
Certificate in Principles of Team Leading
Certificate in IT User Skills