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Gateway Level 2 Extended Certificate in Digital Technologies

Subject Area
Digital Technologies
Start Date
September 2022
Study Mode
37 Weeks
Entry Requirements
Students must be aged 19+ from the first day of the course and hold GCSE Maths and English at grade 3/D or above.

This course is aimed at adults (19 and over) who are looking to gain work related competency in a range of digital technologies and applications. This could be of particular interest to adults wishing to extend their skills to meet the challenges of the ever changing employment landscape.

The challenges of the past two years have provided many people with the opportunity to re-assess their career paths with many choosing to explore a future in jobs where skills in digital technologies are becoming increasingly necessary. The course is taught as a collection of specialist units in a range of popular and in demand digital applications to provide students with a broad grounding in the skills required in the modern, digital workplace.

Entry requirements

Students must be aged 19+ from the first day of the course and hold GCSE Maths and English at grade 3/D or above.

Course units

The course is comprised of eight units with a total credit value of 30 credits. The units cover a range of theory and practical skills development. The units are:

  • Using Spreadsheets
  • Using Digital Technologies
  • Word Processing
  • Presentation Software
  • Virtual Meetings
  • Digital Marketing
  • Using Databases


Each unit is assessed as either Pass, Merit or Distinction, based on internally assessed assignment work.

Course fees

£632 - £1265

The fees for this course can vary depending on funding eligibility, if you feel you may qualify for funding, please contact the Funding Team.

Course progression

Learners may progress to:

  • Employment or progression opportunities within existing job role
  • Level 3 Diploma in Information and Digital Technologies
  • Level 3 apprenticeship in either Information and Digital Infrastructure or Digital Marketing

Dates & course durations

September 2022, dates TBC.

Study methods

This course is taught using a blended-learning approach where students are in College for lessons one day a week and working from home on guided learning activities, one day a week.

Lessons offer a balance of knowledge and skills-based learning utilising industry standard hardware and software. Students are advised that to successfully complete the course they should have access to an up to date, internet enabled PC at home.


Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Additional costs

This course requires additional study from home and you will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning.

Some licenses for some software may need to be purchased.

Career progression

There are many opportunities within the sector in a wide variety of job roles. The UK is experiencing rapid growth within the digital sector with a skills shortfall in many of these areas. This is a timely opportunity to make a start on a career in digital technologies.

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