Level 2: Digital and IT Skills

This one year course has been designed in consultation with business and leading Sector Skills experts to give you an understanding of the use of Information Technology within today's Microsoft Office environment. This is an application-based course, which develops your skills and abilities to cope with more complex aspects of application-based software. It is for anyone who is interested in gaining practical software application skills and experience.

This qualification could help you work towards a job or as a basis for a job such as: • Application support assistant • Application support officer • Data entry clerk • Business administrator • Personal assistant • And many more! A Level 2 user can make use of predefined or commonly used IT tools for activities that are at times non-routine or unfamiliar, they will be able to devise solutions to use IT tools to improve productivity.

What Will I Learn?

Level 2 City and Guilds Diploma in IT, Essential Skills Wales in Communication, and Application of Number. You will also have the opportunity to sit GCSE in English and Mathematics (Previous Grades dependant).

You will study software applications within the Microsoft Office 365 environment This would include, but not be limited to: • Collaboration and productivity • Using the internet • Design Software • Multimedia products • IT Presentations • IT Communications (including social media platforms) • IT Security Fundamentals Learners progressing from our Level 1 course will build upon the foundation skills learnt already and enhance their knowledge and skills with Digital Applications. All full-time learners will be expected to attend skills sessions as well as their chosen vocational course. You will also be asked to attend tutorial sessions as part of your full-time course timetable.

Entry Requirements

You will require 4 GCSEs at grades A*- D including Maths/Numeracy and English Language/Welsh (First Language) or a Level 1 in a related vocational subject. You will be invited to attend an interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish support required.

At Coleg y Cymoedd we would encourage you to do the very best that you can in your assessments. The better your grades the more options you will have and may result in you gaining entry onto a higher level course.


All learning is undertaken within our modern and well-equipped IT classrooms. You will undertake an assessment in each unit which can be generated through a range of activities, including assignments, role play, practical performance and verbal presentations. You will be expected to work to deadlines and maintain your course files/portfolios to the required standards. With guidance a learner will be able to operate information and communication software or hardware with knowledge and understanding at the relevant level in a variety of topics they undertake.

Career Progression

On successful completion of the course you may be eligible to progress to a Level 3 Diploma in IT Applications for Business.

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Course Details
Level:Level 2
Mode:Full Time
Start Date:02/09/2024
Course Code:06F202RA
FT Registration Fee: £15

Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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