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.
After finishing school I wanted to focus specifically on IT and achieved better results when doing course work so chose a BTEC National Diploma at Derby College. I really enjoyed focusing solely on IT but having various different disciplines with the IT, it gave me a varied understanding of what is expected within each different branch of IT. My time at the College gave me an understanding of different roles that I could do in a work environment and what skills are applicable in each field. I use of the technical programming skills I learnt at the College on a day to day basis.
The most exciting part of my current role is training and developing new staff members, helping them to learn new technical process and learning transferable skills that can go across the industry.