Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment



This qualification is aimed at anyone wanting to develop their digital skills in relation to the management of information and digital safety, security and communication. It is suitable for anyone wishing to improve their digital skills for personal use, and for learners who already have some basic IT skills and are seeking career progression. To complete the course successfully you need to already have basic knowledge of using IT equipment (be able to operate a mouse and keyboard, open programs, access websites and online information), and you need a minimum of level 1 literacy.

This is a Distance Learning course however you must attend an induction session before you can begin your studies.

Please note that whilst the course is free, there is a £50 withdrawal fee if you choose to withdraw from the course.

Your course may be free or discounted depending on your circumstances.
Please find out more.


You will be equipped with an understanding and knowledge of the digital skills needed to search for and apply for employment, including an awareness of finding and managing good quality and relevant information, and the importance of online identities. You will look at the importance of digital skills in the workplace, considering how to communicate effectively using technology and how to protect data and devices.

The course consists of 5 manageable units:

  • Developing digital career skills
  • Management of Information
  • Digital device safety awareness
  • Communication and productivity
  • Digital security

This is a Distance Learning programme, but you must attend the induction session. If you require additional support, tutorials can be arranged either face to face, over the telephone or by email.

You could progress onto other Distance Learning programmes such as:

  • Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (distance learning).
  • Level 2 Certificate in understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding and PREVENT
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Course Start Date(s)


Course Length

9 Weeks

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

Enquire about this course