digital skills in employment
Level 2 certificate
Funding: Fully funded for people aged 19+, EU residents for min. three years in non-devolved skills areas of England
Awarding Organisation: Various
Duration: 8 - 12 weeks
Across all sectors of employment in Europe, it has been found that at least 80% of managers and professionals require basic digital abilities to carry out their roles. In larger workplaces, as many as 50% must possess specialist digital skills. Whether wishing to improve your skills in order to improve your employability prospects, or requiring an awareness of digital skills in order to find job opportunities, these statistics demonstrate just how vital digital skills are in today’s society.
This course will equip learners 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 the importance of online identities. Learners 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, amongst other organisational policies and procedures.
This course is split into five manageable units:
Unit 1: Developing digital career skills
In this unit, learners will explore a range of digital skills, their relevance and how to improve their own digital skills. Learners 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
Learners 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. They 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
Learners will learn about types of threats to data and how to protect it, as well as considering data protection legislation. They 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, learners will learn how to communicate effectively using a range of technology, including email, online meeting and collaboration tools, and digital networks. They 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, learners 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.
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