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Level: 0

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1



Start: 14/09/2021

Days / Times: Monday 17:00 to 19:30

Tuition (£): 56.00*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements


Course Content

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:

  • Digital Communications Technology
  • Digital Content Creation – Audio and Video
  • Digital Content Creation – Text and Image
  • Digital Data
  • Search Engines and Online Research

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?


What can I do after this course?

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.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Helen Clark

Helen Clark

Former BTEC student Helen leads Derby innovation showcase

A company director who studied BTEC multimedia at Derby College is spearheading a key event showcasing ideas and innovation in the city. Helen Clark, 32, attended the former Wilmorton site on a two year course when she was just 16. She is now a director with city-based Clark CX, a website conversion rate optimisation consultancy, which was founded by her husband Pete. Helen said Derby College gave her a crucial insight into the workplace and the course was broad-based enough to allow her to choose in which direction she wanted to take her career. After college she took a graphic design degree in Norwich, which led to design roles in Bath, Mansfield and then Derby. Pete separately attended Derby College on an art foundation course, and Helen joined his business two years ago. They are now putting together TEDxDerby 2016 at QUAD on May 21. The event is a forum which will showcase creative and innovative ideas from speakers predominantly based in, or connected, to Derby.

Helen said: "The BTEC course was like an introduction to the real world and how people work in the industry. We covered a wide range from illustration to graphic design and video work, which helped me to decide which field I wanted to go into."


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