When & Where

Suitable For

  • All age groups are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes (course free to 16-18 year olds)
  • Tutor To be confirmed
  • Course Code K21ITCB02A

What you will learn

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Digital Skills for Work is a competency and knowledge based qualification which is assessed by a portfolio of evidence. The purpose of this qualification is to allow learners to demonstrate understanding of and competency in digital literacy skills. It will help learners progress to a work role where digital literacy skills are required. The objectives of this qualification are to enable learners to: understand how to protect devices and data
• communicate socially and professionally using technology
• apply digital skills in personal and business situations
• use digital resources to facilitate own career progression.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Unit 01 Using and managing information
  • Unit 02 Keeping yourself and others safe when using digital devices
  • Unit 03 Communicating and collaborating online
  • Unit 04 Digital career development

Class format and activities

Unit 01 Using and managing information (D/616/9553)
This unit covers how to search for and select appropriate information to meet personal and organisational needs.
Learners will understand how to evaluate the information they find, understand copyright, and be able to store information in line with organisational procedures.
Unit 02 Keeping yourself and others safe when using digital devices (H/616/9554)
In this unit learners will understand the importance of protecting personal and business’ data and devices. They will also learn how to use equipment in line with health and safety legislation.
Unit 03 Communicating and collaborating online (K/616/9555) In this unit, learners will learn how to communicate and collaborate online using a range of technology.
Unit 04 Digital career development (M/616/9556)
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.
This has been extracted and summarised and is only a snap shot of the course contents.

Entry requirements

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above. 16-18 - You must have successfully completed the ncfe Level 1 Award In Investigating Enterprise Skills in the first semester of your study programme. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements if you are 19+ for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification in ICT. Your English level needs to be at Level 1.

What you need to know before you enrol

15 one-hour whole group tutorials per year with them front loaded in Term 1 to include at least 6 (3 per half term).

What you need

To achieve the learning outcomes in this qualification, learners will need to have access to the following: a digital device – either desktop, laptop or tablet access to the storage medium prescribed by the organisation where the learner is in employment, or access to a storage medium where a simulated activity is undertaken access to an email account, instant messaging account, online feedback sites, video messaging, forums and social networks web browser software/applications online meeting software/applications online meeting equipment such as webcams and microphones online collaboration software/applications blogging software/applications word processing software/applications printer internet connectivity. You will be expected to supply stationery (pens and paper) to support you on your studies. It will be helpful if you can access a Personal Computer to practice the activities set.

What you can do next

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• NCFE Level 2 Award/Certificate in Digital Promotion for Business
• NCFE Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)
• NCFE Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles
• NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (General)
• NCFE Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Business).