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Level: 2

Location: Distance Learning

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 1.00

Start: 01/08/2021

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 724.00*
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

Across all sectors of employment in Europe, it has been found that at least 80% of managers and professionals require basic digital abilities to carry out their roles. In larger workplaces, as many as 50% must possess specialist digital skills.
Whether you wish to improve your skills in order to enhance your employability prospects, or require an awareness of digital skills in order to find job opportunities, these statistics demonstrate just how vital digital skills are in today’s society.
This course will equip learners with an understanding and knowledge of the digital skills needed to search and apply for employment, including an awareness of finding and managing relevant and good quality information, and the importance of online identities.
Learners will also look at the importance of digital skills in the workplace itself, considering how to communicate effectively using technology and
how to protect data and devices, among other organisational policies and procedures.
This qualification is aimed at anyone who is either in employment or searching for employment, particularly those who wish to develop their digital skills in relation to the management of information and digital safety,
security and communication. Anyone with a basic understanding of IT skills who is searching for career progression, or wishing to improve their digital skills for their own personal use, would benefit from the course.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 14 and above.


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but a good understanding of both written and spoken English, as well as knowledge of using IT equipment, will be useful.


Course Content

This course is split into five manageable units:
Unit 1: Developing digital career skills
Unit 2: Management of information
Unit 3: Digital device safety awareness
Unit 4: Communication and productivity
Unit 5: Digital security

How will I be assessed?

You will complete workbooks using our online platform with 1:1 coach / tutor support.

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence which is put together during the course and demonstrates that you have met the required assessment criteria. On completion, the portfolio of evidence is submitted in an online format.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

There are no additional costs but access to IT equipment and the Internet is required.


What can I do after this course?

You could consider further qualifications such as:

  • Business Administration Principles
  • Team Leading
  • NVQ Customer Service
  • NVQ Business Administration

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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.

Dayne Yearwood

Dayne Yearwood

Fashion retail apprentice helps indie retailer grow, despite lockdown

DCG Fashion Retail apprentice Dayne Yearwood has had to learn quickly in his first year with independent menswear retailer Henry George.
Dayne joined the Ilkeston-based business on its first day of trading in October 2019 but within weeks of opening, the shop had to close its doors for four months due to coronavirus.
But, despite the huge challenges of trading during a pandemic, Henry George has continued to enjoy wide customer support and is now opening a second shop in Mansfield.
After leaving school eighteen-year-old Dayne studied for A levels in IT, Photography and Maths but found sixth form college wasn’t for him.So, his uncle, who at the time was planning to open Henry George, suggested the fashion retail apprenticeship at his new business.
Dayne, who has always been interested in fashion, is enjoying all aspects of his role. He said: “I like the customer service side of the job and interacting with the people who come in. We’ve got a good following locally too, with some customers visiting the shop every week to see what’s new in. I also like the social media side, using it to promote the brand and to grow our sales online and in the shops.”
Due to lockdown Dayne hasn’t been assessed in the workplace as yet but he’s pleased with the support he’s receiving from Derby College.
He added: “My lecturers are good. They contact me regularly to see how I’m getting on and they’re always there to offer help. I’m glad the shop’s reopening and that I’ll be able to catch up with my assessments soon and get my fashion retail qualifications.”
Ash Allen, Operations Manager at Henry George Menswear, said Dayne’s IT and photography skills were benefiting the business.
He added: “I’ve been able to hand over all the social media and photography aspects to Dayne. He’s looking after the promotional shots and our Instagram and Facebook accounts, freeing me up to concentrate on sales and business development.
“We’re continuing to grow, with two shops now, so longer term we may look at taking on another retail apprentice.”

My lecturers are good. They contact me regularly to see how I’m getting on and they’re always there to offer help. I’m glad the shop’s reopening and that I’ll be able to catch up with my assessments soon and get my fashion retail qualifications.


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