Digital Skills Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The Home of Digital Technologies Training is where individuals and all industries gain the digital skills needed to succeed and thrive, through outstanding and aspirational teaching, learning and skills development. It creates exciting partnerships between learners, employers and the community, with plans to develop Somerset into the country’s leading region for digital, engineering and manufacturing technologies.

From essential digital skills to coding and cyber security, the Home of Digital Technologies Training collaborates with employers and the community to inform our digital provision at all levels, which meets the demands of local industry and so bridges the skills gap within the South West.

Four Pathways available:

  • Digital Skills in Care Settings
  • Digital Skills in Engineering and Construction Settings
  • Digital Skills in Retail Settings
  • Digital Skills in Logistics Settings
  • Unit 01 Using and managing information:
    This unit covers how to search for and select appropriate information to meet personal and organisational needs. Learners will understand how to evaluate the information they find, understand copyright, and be able to store information in line with organisational procedures.
  • Unit 02 Keeping yourself and others safe when using digital devices:
    In this unit learners will understand the importance of protecting personal and business’ data and devices. They will also learn how to use equipment in line with health and safety legislation.
  • Unit 03 Communicating and collaborating online:
    In this unit, learners will learn how to communicate and collaborate online using a range of technology.
  • Unit 04 Digital career development: This unit teaches learners how to manage and promotetheir digital reputation and online identity. They’ll be able to use social media and the internet to search and prepare applications for voluntary and paid employment and use technology to facilitate personal and professional learning and career progression.

Assessment Methods

Assessment are due at the end of each unit.

Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning.

A certificate will be awareded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Course Summary

Course Title Digital Skills Level 2
Entry Requirements

Eligibilty for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees
    Valley, the West Midlands, WECA (West of England Combined
     and the North of Tyne Combined Authority

  • If aged 19-24, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in
    subject (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or
    AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate,
    Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or
    Principle of
    Learning Level 2). If aged 24+ no qualifications are

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I’ve thoroughly enjoyed studying my Level 2 Distance Learning course. It has enabled me to learn different skills, refresh my current knowledge and the support and feedback from my tutor was outstanding. I can’t wait to enrol onto my next course with Bridgwater & Taunton College!

Heather, IT User Skills Level 2 Distance Learning

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