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 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 jobs and roles across different sectors.
The Entry Level Certificate in Digital Skills (Entry 3) comprises mandatory and optional units.
You will be assessed through activities that are internally set by tutors.
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 qualification is relevant to practically all academic and vocational areas.
The skills developed using this qualification will also serve you well in a variety of vocational roles using IT systems.
Apprentice Sam Mount is helping Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel to improve its social media presence. He is one of three apprentices recruited by the hotel across its operations in a new partnership with Derby College. One of the city’s top boutique establishments, the hotel is a business focused on customer experience, and values its social media credibility highly.
Sam’s work plays an important role in communicating and engaging with customers as well as building the hotel brand through creative platforms. He attends Derby College on day release every two months as he works towards an NVQ award.
While the social side of university life appealed to me, I wasn’t convinced that I wanted to study for three years, especially when there was no guarantee of a job at the end of it. I’d always been interested in both the software and hardware aspects of computer technology, so when I saw the social media opportunity on the national apprenticeship website, I decided to give it a go.