- Unit 1: Developing digital career skills
In this introductory unit, you’ll explore a range of digital skills that are essential in searching for employment, as well as everyday life. You’ll study technology’s role in the various stages of the employment search cycle, including searching for vacancies, applying for job opportunities, networking, and taking part in digital interviews. You’ll also look at social media and the role it plays in modern day recruitment, as well as how technology can enhance your career progression.
- Unit 2: Management of information
In unit 2, you’ll discover how to use online search tools to find relevant job search information and resources, as well as how to identify reliable sources of information. You’ll also learn about copyright protection and what it means for businesses and individuals. Finally, you’ll study techniques and tools for securely storing personal and professional information digitally.
- Unit 3: Digital device safety awareness
In this unit, you’ll uncover the cybersecurity risks associated with using digital devices and how to mitigate them. You’ll learn how to keep digital data secure using different tools, such as antivirus software, firewalls and cloud backup. Additionally, you’ll examine the various ways businesses protect their data and study legislation related to data protection.
- Unit 4: Communication and productivity
Discover the world of online communication and productivity in this unit. You’ll explore the various ways businesses and individuals communicate online, including email, video conferencing, messaging services and social media. Plus, you’ll learn how to take the proper safety precautions when communicating via digital media.
- Unit 5: Digital security
In this final unit, you’ll gain an understanding of the various cybersecurity threats that today’s organisations face, including phishing, business email compromise, ransomware and other cyber attacks. You’ll also explore the security measures organisations can put in place to protect their business, data and employees. Plus, you’ll study current legislation in relation to system and data protection.