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Level 2 Award in Digital and IT Skills – for Adults

**This course may be FREE if you earn less than £25,000p.a.** A flexible portfolio-based qualification for adults aged 19+, this course is ideal for learners keen to develop their abilities for job roles requiring specific digital and IT skills such as administration, finance, marketing and manufacturing.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult Digital
Adult and Community
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 24
Hours: 2.50
Start: 16/09/2024
Tuition: £403.2
Joseph Wright Centre

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Course Information for Students

**This course may be FREE if you earn less than £25,000p.a. Other learners may be eligible to a reduced fee of £144. Contact us for more details.**

Level 2 Digital and IT Skills is a flexible ICT portfolio-based qualification aimed at adults aged 19+.

It is ideal for learners who want to develop and extend their abilities to prepare for job roles in industries where specific digital and IT skills are required such as administration, finance, marketing and manufacturing.

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Applicants will need to have some prior knowledge and experience of digital and IT skills and should be working at a minimum of Entry Level 3 standard in English.

Applicants with low levels of digital and IT skills should consider studying our free Beginners IT or Essential Digital Skills qualifications first.

You will be invited to an informal interview and assessment session in order to establish your suitability for the course and will be offered appropriate advice and guidance.

The qualification can be studied as a six-credit Award or as a 15-credit Certificate*. There are mandatory and optional units available in subjects such as Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation Software, Programming, Cybersecurity, Using Digital Technologies, Virtual Meetings, Diary Management, and Digital Skills Career Progression. 

Your individualised pathway will be determined at interview based on your specific requirements, current level and time available for study.

*See our Certificate in Digital and IT Skills for course-specific fees information. The course may be free if you are on a low income.

You will have access to a PC or laptop whilst on-site and will learn at your own pace with the support of one of our expert ICT tutors.

Please bring along a notebook and pen to take notes. Having access to a mobile smart device such as a mobile phone or tablet would also be useful, although this is not essential

Access to a PC or laptop and access to the Internet at home would be advantageous to practise and develop your skills between classes.

We will monitor your progress throughout the course, and you will build an electronic portfolio of evidence for each unit to confirm competence.

What you do next is up to you:

  • You can broaden your range of skills by increasing the size of your qualification (Award – Certificate)
  • You can develop your skills at a higher level by moving up the level of qualification from Level 2 to Level 3
  • You can progress in / to employment where you can apply your digital and IT knowledge and skills

For a confidential chat about your learning needs, please contact our friendly team on 01332 387465 or email

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...


Sales Administrators


Sales Administrators

Officers of Non-governmental Organisations


Officers of Non-governmental Organisations

Other Administrative Occupations


Other Administrative Occupations


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Course Information Last Updated On: June 5, 2024 4:48 pm