Are you new to - or would you like to improve your - digital skills?
Do you require a grounding in digital skills for further education or employment opportunities?
Do you want to take on a qualification which emphasises the development of practical skills?
Do you want to improve your efficiency in using IT applications and processes?
The purpose of this qualification is to provide you with the essential awareness, understanding and practical ability relating to the digital skills likely to be increasingly needed as part of an employee's skillset for future job roles across different sectors.
The Entry Level Certificate in Digital Skills (Entry 3) comprises mandatory and optional units.
You must achieve 15 credits in total.
Three credits must be taken from the mandatory unit ‘Digital Safety and Security’.
And further credits will be from the optional units:
You will be assessed through activities that are internally set by tutors and you will create portfolios of assessed evidence for each topic you study.
There is no additional external assessment for these qualifications.
You may progress to further studies at Level 2 in almost any subject area, as the content of this course is relevant to practically all academic and vocational areas.
The skills developed using these qualifications will also serve you well for a variety of vocational roles using IT systems.
Former Media Studies learner James Radford is revelling in his first job with a creative agency. He has secured a role as a Production Assistant with Derby based Matchstick Design.
His main responsibility is to help ensure smooth work flow in the studio – taking briefs, dealing with suppliers and seeing jobs through to delivery. He’s also preparing images for use in wide ranging projects and assisting with research.
With further experience, he aims to take on a more senior role on the creative side of the business.
It’s my first job and I’m sure my time at Derby College helped me to get it. My studies gave me skills, confidence and knowledge of film, which helped a lot. I would definitely recommend the Media Studies course to other people interested in a career in the creative industry. It was the right choice for me: the standard of teaching was good and we covered the subjects I’m most interested in.