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.
Working for prestigious knitwear brand John Smedley has brought marketing apprentice Sam Lavelle lots of exciting opportunities – not least meeting the Prime Minister at London Fashion Week. Sam, who is taking digital marketing qualifications via Derby College as part of his apprenticeship, was among a number of UK fashion apprentices who spoke with Theresa May during the event.
The Prime Minister was there to champion the UK's fashion industry – and highlight the vital contribution apprenticeships make in ensuring the sector remains a global leader.Sam, who has been with John Smedley since April, is delighted to have the chance to work alongside highly experienced and knowledgeable people on a daily basis. He is also enjoying working towards an OCR in IT through Derby College which will further his digital marketing skills. Sam said:
It's great. My tutors are supportive and I'm assessed in the workplace so I don't have to go into college. A lot of my learning is done online, which is also very convenient, and my assessors are flexible with meetings.
"Digital marketing is a big part of my role at John Smedley and I'm heavily involved in producing social media and other written website content for the company's central hub.