Digital Skills in Employment

Dive into the world of digital skills. Impress your next interviewer with your familiarity with today’s digital tools.

Nationally accredited

100% Government funded

Takes on average 5 - 10 weeks

Engaging Online Learning

Expert 1-to-1 support

Level 2 qualification

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Course Description

Develop a knack for communicating via digital mediums as you navigate through the core concepts of digital information management, online safety and security.

A Digital Skills qualification will ensure you have the skills and knowledge you need to find work and flourish in today’s workforce.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

    • Effectively use online tools to boost your job search and enhance your career progression
    • Securely store, share and manage sensitive information using digital tools 
    • Identify common cybersecurity risks and take the appropriate steps to protect your data, devices and information
    • Effortlessly use online tools – such as email, video conferencing and social networks – to communicate with others for both personal and professional purposes
    • Take the necessary precautions to protect your personal and professional digital devices

Course Length: This course can typically be completed within 5 – 10 weeks, depending on your time availability.

If you spend this much time per week… Then you’ll complete your qualification in…
24 hours 5 weeks
15 hours 8 weeks
12 hours 10 weeks
10 hours 12 weeks

We have course work submission milestones in place to ensure you’re on track to complete your qualification within a maximum 12 weeks.

Free course for: Anyone who is unemployed and aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment

Certified Awarding Body: TQUK

Plus we’ll provide post-course employment assistance: get access to specially sourced job opportunities, and 1-to-1 advice on career direction, CVs, job applications, and more!


How home-based learning works

After an initial digital assessment, you will receive access to the digital course, which is full of engaging and comprehensive content such as videos, quizzes, and more. You will be paired with a qualified assessor who will provide you with ongoing, friendly support. You'll then complete an online assessment in order to receive your qualification.

Course Content
  • 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.

Are you eligible to complete this qualification for free?

This qualification is 100% government funded if:

  • You were born before the 31st August 2002
  • You must currently live in England. However, anyone living in the following areas is not eligible for funding: Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England
  • You have lived in the European Union for the last 3 years (unless you have have been given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to remain)
  • Are Unemployed and can provide evidence (Subject to eligibility)
  • Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
  • If on the 31st of August 2020, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have gained a full level 2 qualification (e.g. five or more GCSE/O-Levels at grades A* – C / 4 – 9, one A-Level, two/three AS-Levels, five or more CSE grade 1’s, GNVQ Intermediate, QCF Diploma Level 2)
Our Home Learning courses take place from the comfort of your home! You can be enrolled on our courses whenever you are ready, and start when you’re ready.
Yes, the main advantage of doing our Home Learning course is that allows you to be flexible to choose the times that suits you to learn. Each course will have a planed date to complete, with plenty of time to work through the units to gain the qualification.
The amount of time that you dedicate to the course is entirely flexible. Depending on the qualification, someone dedicating 15 hours of learning a week can complete their qualification within eight weeks.
All our courses are free for those who are employed and unemployed, subject to eligibility.
We are adding the ability to enroll yourself very soon, but in the meantime, please fill out the form on this page - and someone from the team will get in touch with you within a day.
No, you don’t need to attend our training center for any of our Home Learning courses. (Note that under normal circumstances we deliver various classroom-based courses from our training centers in Croydon, Harrow and Tottenham - learn more at
Yes, anyone who is employed or unemployed can enroll on any of our courses, subject to eligibility.
No, you can start when you are ready and enroll when you are ready.
You can enroll on one course at a time, but you can do as many as you like to achieve your career goals. We are happy to give you information, advice and guidance on any courses you wish to complete.
All our Home Learning courses are assignment based, you will need to complete assignments for each of the units of the qualifications and submit them to your assessor.
Your assessor will be available to support you through email or our messaging system and provide feedback on all your assignments you submit.
Yes, you will be provided with regular progress updates.
Yes, there are further courses that will become available in due course, we will be keeping our website updated regularly, but if you would like to be notified please email us at
We continually try to make learning simple and transparent. Learning through our online platform is incredibly easy and you can navigate around your qualification quickly and access all the learning materials as soon as you login. Your studying should be about what you learn, not how you learn it. Which is why we make the entire process as simple as possible to help you adjust to learning online.
Of course. All our courses are accredited courses and you will receive a nationally recognized certification on achievement.
The general certification process is a minimum of 12 weeks. Due to the pandemic, the Awarding Bodies service has been impacted which can cause a delay. We are working hard to distribute all the certificates that we have received in a timely manner and we will send a text as soon as the certificates are ready. For all queries regarding certification please email us on When contacting us please include the following information: • Full Name • Title of the qualification • Contact details and address.
Next Steps

Simply complete the short form on the right. You'll then immediately be able to complete your Fast-Track online registration.

This registration process will confirm your eligibility to have your qualification 100% government funded. Join 50,000 other learners who have chosen to upskill with Strive Training - register now!

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