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The Award in Digital and IT Skills Level 2 is for learners who want to develop and extend their digital skills to prepare for employment in different roles within the Digital and Creative Industries.

Learners will develop knowledge and understanding of the core areas of digital and an introduction to the skills required in the Digital Sector.

The course is delivered one evening a week from 6pm to 9pm for 16 weeks.

  • Sector Overview

    In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, IT plays a pivotal role in driving innovation, efficiency, and success across various industries.

    In 2023 the UK tech sector was valued to have a combined market value of $1 trillion, the third country to reach the milestone. This makes the UK, and London in particular, a great place to start your digital career.

    At Waltham Forest College, we offer a comprehensive range of digital information technology courses that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this dynamic field.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    • English initial assessment of at least Level 1
    • Essential Digital Skills Level 1 qualification or Digital Skills for work Level 1 or equivalent

    You will be required to attend an informal interview which may include completing an assessment based on your prior qualifications.

  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Digital Skills Career Progression
    • Spreadsheet software 
    • Word processing Software
    • Presentation Software
    • Using Digital Technologies
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Task based assessment
    • Portfolio of evidence
  • Enrichment

    Our Student Common Room is a great place to unwind and relax during your breaks. It features pool tables, table tennis, a gaming corner and lots of comfy sofas so you can refresh before your next lesson.

    Themed events are held in the Common Room so you can get the best experience of being a Waltham Forest College student.

  • Work Experience

    You will be offered opportunities to actively engage with industry related employers and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.

  • Progression opportunities

    This course will lead to:

    • Employment
    • Higher level digital skills including ICT Functional Skills
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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