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TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment

Subject Area
Business & Professional Short Courses
Start Date
Variable
Study Mode
Part-time
Duration
12 Weeks

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. 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.

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.

Qualification Outcome

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Course Length and Timescale

Length of programme: 12 Weeks
Total qualification time: 140 Hours

Please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals.

Course Units:

Core units for this online qualification include:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Digital Security
    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.

Additional Information

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning.

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