Principles for Digital Skills

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 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, amongst other organisational policies and procedures.

This course is fully funded so there is no tuition fee.

Course Code L0447O2LDA + PD008/1

What will I study?

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 the course be delivered?

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal Tutor and a Learner Support Advisor.

Additional information

For further information email online@eastridingcollege.ac.uk

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide