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OCR Entry 2 Award in Digital Employability

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Course content

The new OCR Digital Employability qualifications cover the digital skills that learners need to apply for jobs, to work in a 21st century environment and to participate as digital citizens. They’ll gain the core knowledge they need to use IT in different contexts, particularly the workplace.

Students will learn:

  • How to use the Internet effectively and safely
  • Work with different devices and process data
  • Become familiar with digital devices to find and request information
  • Send and reply to messages and emails

Who is the course for?

People aged 16 – 18

People aged up to 24 who declare a disability and have an EHC Plan

Adults aged 19+

Assessment method

Learners complete evidence booklets that are centre assessed and externally moderated by OCR.

Entry requirements

This qualification has been designed to be accessible to learners who are entirely new to using ICT and therefore no prior experience or knowledge of ICT is required. However all students must have an initial assessment to ensure the course is a suitable level for them.

Future opportunities / career options

Progression onto further IT courses including Entry Level 3 Digital Employability, Entry Level 3 Functional skills ICT and E3 Award in ICT.

When is the course run?

September 2019

Course Fees

Courses are free for all students aged 16 – 18 (or up to 24 if you declare a disability and have an Education, Health & Care Plan).

For people aged 19+ there will be a course fee. You may be eligible for fee remission. Call 0151 733 7255 for details.