Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
6.1 ICT Practitioners
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
603/6468/3
GLH:
48 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.50 per learner
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 this qualification?

    This qualification is part of our off-the-shelf SWAPs packages and Traineeships packages, which are accompanied by a free set of resources to support your teaching and delivery.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete 6 credits from Group M (Digital and IT Skills Units)


    Units

    Digital and IT Skills Units

    Learners must complete 6 credits from Group M (Digital and IT Skills Units)

    Computer Programming

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/618/3703
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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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    Computerised Accounting Software

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

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/618/3674
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    Data Management and Analytics

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/618/3677
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    Database Design and Development

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/618/3678
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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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    Digital Graphics

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

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/3681
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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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    Exploring New and Emerging Digital Technologies

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/618/3683
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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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    Games Engines

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    A/618/3685
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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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    Interactive Media

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    F/618/3686
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    Mobile App Development

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/618/3688
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    Network Management

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    R/618/3689
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    Networking

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/618/3690
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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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    Presentation Software

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

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/618/3693
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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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    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/618/3695
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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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    Website Design and Development

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/618/3697
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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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    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.

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    A free resource pack is available for this qualification.

    We have pre-selected some of the most popular units used in short courses for adults and created a resource pack to support online, blended and face-to-face teaching and learning.

    Units in this qualification with resources:

    • Digital Skills Career Progression
    • Using Digital Technologies

    Each pack contains:

    • Teacher Delivery Guide – This guide summarises the delivery of the units and helps provide a structured, blended approach to the delivery of the units for face-to-face, remote delivery, or a mixture of both. The teaching and learning activities included can be adapted to meet the diverse needs and profile of learners.
    • Learner Pack – This pack includes guidance for learning activities which will help learners to think about what they have been discussing with the teacher and the rest of the group. There are also assessment tasks which can be used as evidence for the qualification. Finally, there are checklists where learners can assess their own skills development and progress and record sheets for activities observed by the teacher.
    • Teacher Resource PowerPoint – a ready-to-deliver PowerPoint presentation for each unit, featuring videos and activities for learners, along with comprehensive notes for teaching staff.

    These resources are available free of charge to Centres approved with Gateway Qualifications. They can be downloaded from our Prism system and can be found on the “Documents” tab of the relevant qualification.

    Watch our short video for step-by-step guidance on how to access them.