Principles for Digital Skills in Employment

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.

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  • Expert Support

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  • For Learners Aged 19+

    Learners must be currently living in England, and been in the UK/EU for at least 3 years

  • Course Duration

    8-12 weeks average course length

  • Fully-funded

    Free online course - Start now!

  • 100% Online

    Learn from the security of your own home

  • Expert Support

    Expert tutor support available

  • For Learners Aged 19+

    Learners must be currently living in England, and been in the UK/EU for at least 3 years

  • Course Duration

    8-12 weeks average course length

Accredited by Training Qualifications UK. Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

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Overview of Principles for Digital Skills in Employment

Digital skills in the workplace

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.

Who is suitable?

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 free online course. 

Course units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment, learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units, and one of the two optional units, 5 and 6.

Mandatory units

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Optional units

In this unit, learners will learn the basics of how to use a personal computer or laptop.

This unit teaches learners how to manage and promote their digital reputation and online identity.

They’ll be able to use social media and the internet to search and prepare applications for voluntary and paid employment and use technology to facilitate personal and professional learning and career progression.

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

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Qualification benefits

88% of our learners say our courses have equipped them with vital skills to help them progress in their working life.

Build up enough knowledge, skills and confidence to transition into a new career.

Level 2 qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited, giving you the foundations to improve your job prospects.

Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

19+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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Create a free account via the short form below

2

Complete the full enrolment form to prove eligibility

3

Finish a super short online Maths and English test

4

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