Gateway Level 2 Extended Certificate in Digital Technologies
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.
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
Students must be aged 19+ from the first day of the course and hold GCSE Maths and English at Grade 3 (D) or above.
Dates and Course Durations
September (Day) – 20th Sep 2021 – 8th Jul 2022, Mondays & Tuesdays, 9am – 4.30pm
Mondays – College attendance
Tuesdays – Home learning
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.
Each unit is assessed as either Pass, Merit or Distinction, based on internally assessed assignment work.
£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.
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.
Students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.
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
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.