ESSENTIAL DIGITAL SKILLS

The Learning Machine has a suite of two qualifications available.
These can be taken as separate qualifications with progression available from Entry to Level 1. The benefits for students of this progression is that the qualifications’ approaches are similar – centre delivery can therefore be run contiguously or concurrently, and learners will be able to tailor their learning to reflect the skills that need to be developed.

Entry Level

The Entry Award is an appropriate size for learners who need to develop confidence in using information technology–for individuals who primarily wish to gain IT skills for life, with aspects of IT skills for work supporting perhaps training or preparation for employment (or initial induction) where IT plays a part.The qualification is designed to meet the requirements of the Essential Digital Skills’ frameworks and is designed for adults with no or little prior experience of using digital devices or the internet. It can complement Apprenticeship provision.

The qualification also provides an opportunity for learners to begin to utilise information technology to explore a range of vocational sectors.

What does this qualification cover?

All the content of the qualification relates directly to the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to support adults to begin to access information technology having had no or little prior experience of using digital devices or the internet. The qualification is six credits in size-built up from five units:

The Entry Award may be studied alongside other qualifications and activities

TITLE

The Learning Machine Essential Digital Skills Award (Entry)

NUMBER

Coming soon

 LEVEL

Entry Level

TOT

60

GLH

45

ASSESSMENT METHODS

• three externally set and marked practical assessments (tutor observed – TLM set activities, with Mark schemes
provided).

• externally set and marked examinations

OPERATIONAL DATE

Coming soon

FUNDED

This qualification may be eligible for funding. For further guidance on funding, please contact your local funding provider.

GRADING SCALE

Pass/Fail.

Level 1

The Level 1 Award is an appropriate size for adults who lack secure basic digital skills and need to strengthen and further develop their confidence in using information technology ideally in an early employment role. It is for individuals who wish to strengthen their IT skills for life and skills for work,perhaps building their IT skills in their early years of employment or undergoing induction, where IT plays a part. Although it could support more established workers who have had limited experience of using information technology before. The qualification is designed to meet the requirements of the Essential Digital Skills’ frameworks and is designed for adults with some experience of using digital devices and the internet. It can complement Apprenticeship provision

The qualification also provides an opportunity for learners to begin to utilise information technology to explore a range of vocational sectors.

What does this qualification cover?

All the content of the qualification relates directly to the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to support adults to begin to access information technology having had no or little prior experience of using digital devices or the internet. The qualification is six credits in size-built up from five units:

The Level 1 Award may be studied alongside other qualifications and activities

TITLE

The Learning Machine Essential Digital Skills Award (Level 1)

NUMBER

Coming soon

 LEVEL

Level 1

TOT

60

GLH

45

ASSESSMENT METHODS

• three externally set and marked practical assessments (tutor observed – TLM set activities, with Mark schemes
provided).

• externally set and marked examinations

OPERATIONAL DATE

Coming soon

FUNDED

This qualification may be eligible for funding. For further guidance on funding, please contact your local funding provider.

GRADING SCALE

Pass/Fail.

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