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Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment Level 2

Course overview

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

This course is CPD certified.

Course duration

8-12 weeks

Delivery method



Level 2




Funding is available for this course. Please contact our team to check your eligibility.

Suitable for

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. This qualification is suitable for those aged 14 and above.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have an awareness of finding and managing relevant and good quality information and will be able to consider 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.

Course content

  • Developing digital career skills:
    • Digital skills and their relevance
    • How to improve your own digital skills
    • Social media and the internet in relation to employment opportunities
    • What forms an online identity
    • How to use digital skills in career progression
  • Management of information:
    • Gathering reliable information using different techniques
    • Copyright regulations and what happens when these are breached
    • Different storage methods for data management and why these are in place
    • The benefits and limitations of these methods
  • Digital device safety awareness:
    • Types of threats to data and how to protect it
    • Data protection legislation.
    • Health and safety legislation regarding the use of digital equipment and how the risks can be reduced
  • Communication and productivity:
    • How to communicate effectively using a range of technology, including email, online meeting and collaboration tools, and digital networks
    • The advantages and disadvantages of these methods
    • Safety issues and support related to social media
  • Digital security:
    • Identify a range of security threats and system protection methods
    • Current legislation around system and data protection
    • organisational policies and procedures relating to this

Course requirements

To attend this course, delegates will require access to the internet and a web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome).

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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