The focus on digital and IT skills has never been more important and is a current priority of the UK Government as they recognise there is a widening gap in the number of people who possess the right skills and knowledge required for the modern digital workforce. Experts say that digital skills are vital to the recovery of the economy post-pandemic.  Everything Digital & IT Level 2 is the first step in understanding the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are required to be able to work effectively with digital and IT demands as most jobs roles will require a competent understanding of the subject. Come and study digital and IT with the successful EvDIT Team. At level 2, you will gain relevant skills and an IT industry-recognised qualification, giving you the chance to progress on to a Level 3 study programme or onto Apprenticeship Training.  Around 88% of our students’ progress from level 2 to 3, and there’s also the option for a 3-year programme to gain the maximum depth and breadth of understanding.

Our experienced and specialist lecturers try to make sure that learning is fun!  We will look at preparing you for the world of work and the first step in that direction is looking at what employers are expecting in their staff, so a focus on employability skills is embedded in this course. We also organise guest speakers and workshops which allow you to see, first hand, what employers are expecting from their IT employees. Visits to interesting and relevant events (Covid safe permitting) will also be part of your course of study ie Bletchley Park, Digital Wave South.

This course will be your introduction to the IT skills and techniques you will need to operate in a variety of IT careers to meet the changing technological landscape. This course will help you to develop your creative skills while underpinning your technical skills. You will gain experience and also apply hands-on practical skills, preparing you for the workplace or progression to further education.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Continue onto Everything Digital & IT Level 3 or progress to an apprenticeship.

What jobs can I get? 

The qualification opens up employment opportunities in a whole host of jobs in the industry, from:

  • IT Helpdesk,
  • IT Technician,
  • IT Security,
  • Web Development,
  • Graphics Designer.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs including English and maths grades 9 - 3 (formerly A*-D). Alternatively, successful completion of a relevant Level 1 qualification and have achieved a Level 1 Functional Skill in English and maths.

What about work experience? 

You will participate in a minimum of 30 hours of work experience with a local IT company as part of this Study Programme.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
SFL2FQ001A 06/09/2021 £100.00 £100.00 £1750.00

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

Diploma in IT User Skills

  • Improving Productivity Using IT
  • Imaging Software
  • Presentation Software
  • Multimedia Software
  • Specialist Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Using Email
  • Using the Internet
  • Website Software
  • Word Processing Software

More info

Start Day/Time 

The exact date and hours of attendance will be confirmed at enrolment or interview. The course will start September 2021.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

QCF Award/Certificate/Diploma

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL

Curriculum Area 

Business, Digital, Leadership & ESOL - Digital & Computing

More about the course 

You’ll be based in central Bournemouth.  This is a very practical, hands-on programme, integrating new and emerging technologies.

During your course, you will have the opportunity to go on trips.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

QCF Award/Certificate/Diploma

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL