Level 2 Principles for Digital Skills

Level 2 Principles for Digital Skills

Course information:

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.

 

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.

Course Units:

  1. Developing digital career skills
  2. Management of information
  3. Digital device safety awareness
  4. Communication and productivity
  5. Digital security.

Study mode:

ONLINE

Start date:

Flexible start dates after 1st September 2019

End date:

Enrolments are continuous through the year

Duration:

8-12 Weeks

Regional availability:

Attachments:

» posters/digital-skills-flyer.pdf
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» posters/digital-skills-poster.pdf
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Added on Wed 4th Sep 2019.
Last updated on Thu 31st Oct 2019.

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