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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
6.1 ICT Practitioners
Credits:
15
Qualification No:
603/6440/3
GLH:
120 hours
Total qualification time:
150 hours
Price:
Contact us
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose Gateway Qualifications for this qualification?

    Gateway Qualifications offers a range of innovative, flexible and dynamic vocational qualifications that are valued and meaningful and which will develop the skills necessary to gain employment or to progress through further study.

    Rules of Combination

    To achieve this qualification learners must complete 3 credits from Group M (Mandatory) and a further 12 credits from the optional unit groups; Group O1 (Digital Design), Group O2 (Digital Marketing), Group O3 (IT and Network Support), Group O4 (Machining and Manufacturing Technology), Group O5 (Productivity) or Group O6 (Software and Programming)

    Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. A minimum of 9 credits must be at the level of the qualification.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve this mandatory unit.

    Digital Skills Career Progression

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3645
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    Optional Units: Digital Design

    Learners must complete 12 credits from the optional unit groups; Group O1 (Digital Design), Group O2 (Digital Marketing), Group O3 (IT and Network Support), Group O4 (Machining and Manufacturing Technology), Group O5 (Productivity) or Group O6 (Software and Programming) Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. A minimum of 9 credits must be at the level of the qualification.

    Digital Graphics

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Digital Graphics

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/618/3643
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    Digital Graphics

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/618/3680
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    Digital Skills Project

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Digital Skills Project

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/618/3647
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    Digital Skills Project

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/618/3682
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    Games Design and Development

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Games Design and Development

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/618/3652
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    Games Design and Development

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/618/3684
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    Interactive Media

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Interactive Media

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/618/3654
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    Interactive Media

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/618/3686
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    Photo Editing Software

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Photo Editing Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3662
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    Photo Editing Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/618/3691
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    Website Design

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Website Design

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/618/3668
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    Website Design and Development

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/618/3697
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    Optional units: Digtal Marketing

    Learners must complete 12 credits from the optional unit groups; Group O1 (Digital Design), Group O2 (Digital Marketing), Group O3 (IT and Network Support), Group O4 (Machining and Manufacturing Technology), Group O5 (Productivity) or Group O6 (Software and Programming) Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. A minimum of 9 credits must be at the level of the qualification.

    Social Media Marketing

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Social Media Marketing

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/3664
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    Social Media Marketing

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/618/3694
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    Optional Units: IT and Network Support

    Learners must complete 12 credits from the optional unit groups; Group O1 (Digital Design), Group O2 (Digital Marketing), Group O3 (IT and Network Support), Group O4 (Machining and Manufacturing Technology), Group O5 (Productivity) or Group O6 (Software and Programming) Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. A minimum of 9 credits must be at the level of the qualification.

    Cybersecurity

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Cybersecurity

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3631
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    Cybersecurity

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/618/3674
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    Networking

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Introduction to Networking

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/618/3656
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    Networking

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/618/3690
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    IT Support

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    IT Support Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/618/3660
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    IT Technical Support

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/618/3687
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    Optional Units: Machining and Manufacturing Technology

    Learners must complete 12 credits from the optional unit groups; Group O1 (Digital Design), Group O2 (Digital Marketing), Group O3 (IT and Network Support), Group O4 (Machining and Manufacturing Technology), Group O5 (Productivity) or Group O6 (Software and Programming) Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. A minimum of 9 credits must be at the level of the qualification.

    Computer-Aided Design

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Computer-Aided Design

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/618/3623
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    Computer-Aided Design

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/618/3670
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    Optional Units: Productivity

    Learners must complete 12 credits from the optional unit groups; Group O1 (Digital Design), Group O2 (Digital Marketing), Group O3 (IT and Network Support), Group O4 (Machining and Manufacturing Technology), Group O5 (Productivity) or Group O6 (Software and Programming) Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. A minimum of 9 credits must be at the level of the qualification.

    Computerised Accounting Software

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Computerised Accounting Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/618/3627
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    Computerised Accounting Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/618/3671
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    Database Software

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Database Design and Development

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/618/3678
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    Database Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/3633
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    Desktop Publishing Software

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Desktop Publishing Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/618/3640
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    Desktop Publishing Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3679
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    Diary Management

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Presentation Software

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Presentation Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/618/3663
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    Presentation Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/618/3692
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    Spreadsheet Software

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3665
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    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/3695
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    Using Digital Technologies

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Using Digital Technologies

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/618/3666
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    Using Digital Technologies

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3696
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    Virtual Meetings

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Virtual Meetings

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/618/3667
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    Word Processing Software

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Word Processing Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/618/3669
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    Word Processing Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/618/3701
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    Optional Units: Software and Programming

    Learners must complete 12 credits from the optional unit groups; Group O1 (Digital Design), Group O2 (Digital Marketing), Group O3 (IT and Network Support), Group O4 (Machining and Manufacturing Technology), Group O5 (Productivity) or Group O6 (Software and Programming) Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. A minimum of 9 credits must be at the level of the qualification.

    Programming

    Learners may achieve 1 unit in this group.

    Introduction to Programming

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/618/3658
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is for learners who want to develop and extend their digital skills to prepare for employment for different roles in the digital and creative industries, such as software and programming, network support and digital design. The qualification is also designed for job roles in other industries where specific digital skills are required, such as finance, marketing and machining and manufacturing. The qualification includes a mandatory unit along with optional units that relate directly to the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected by employers and covers a wide range and use of different digital technologies, systems and software.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the core areas of Digital and an introduction to the skills required in the Digital sector.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications or units prior to undertaking this/these qualifications. Learners can progress in a number of ways: • broadening the range of skills they develop by increasing the size of their qualification (Award → Certificate → Diploma) • developing skills at a higher level by moving up the level of qualification from Level 1 to Level 2 and then to Level 3 • progressing to employment where they can apply their digital and IT knowledge and skills.

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