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Digital skills
and BCS
bcs.org/digital
About BCS
We enable the global information society by
improving the IT skills of everyone who uses, or
wants to use, techn...
Supporting digital skills
• Government consultations
– As well as supporting public education initiatives, we regularly
co...
Supporting digital skills
• Qualifications – we offer a wide range of
qualifications for everyone of any age who uses or
w...
Digital skills at work
Increased levels of digital literacy is needed among
today’s employees.
On the next slide, hear mor...
BCS qualifications
bcs.org/digital
Digital skills pathway
• Our qualifications form a pathway for absolute
beginners through to advanced IT users
• Whether a...
Digital Skills
• An entry level qualification
• Flexible training to suit classroom delivery, one-to-
one training or self...
ECDL
• The world’s number one IT user qualification, tried,
tested and trusted by over 11 million people globally
• BCS is...
ECDL – learners
In the following video, we asked some of our learners
to explain why they rate ECDL.
bcs.org/ecdl
ECDL – training centres
In the following video, we asked some of our training
centres to explain why they rate ECDL.
bcs.o...
e-safety
• Level 1 qualification that teaches young people how
to stay digitally safe
• Mapped to the national curriculum ...
e-safety
The following video explains more about our e-safety
qualification.
We interview Swindon Academy, member of Unite...
Become a BCS centre
bcs.org/digital
Offer our qualifications
Working with BCS
• Make the most of your organisation’s potential by:
– benefitting from our unique position in the indust...
Testimonials
‘Having helped more than 4.5 million people to learn
new skills and enter the digital world, we have worked
w...
Testimonials
‘We’ve integrated ECDL into our learning programme
because it’s an internationally recognised IT
qualificatio...
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Digital skills from BCS

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Our complete learning solutions form a pathway for progression, from absolute beginner to advanced IT user.

Whether you're a school, college, university or adult training centre, our qualifications can provide your students with a quality learning experience and valuable, relevant digital skills.

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Digital skills from BCS

  1. 1. Digital skills and BCS bcs.org/digital
  2. 2. About BCS We enable the global information society by improving the IT skills of everyone who uses, or wants to use, technology. The leading awarding organisation for IT qualifications, we work with partners in schools, adult education, government and business in the UK and internationally. We are experts in our field and at the forefront of innovation in learning delivery and assessment. bcs.org/digital
  3. 3. Supporting digital skills • Government consultations – As well as supporting public education initiatives, we regularly contribute to government policy consultations on issues such as the use of digital inclusion, skills development and internet security. • Partnerships initiatives – Working with a range of organisations and membership groups such as Tech Partnership, AbilityNet, IT Can Help and IT4C, to support the UK’s digital skills agenda to ensure that IT is fully accessible by everyone. • BCS Academy of Computing – Working with key partners such as Computing at School, Google and Microsoft to drive new digital curricula across the education sector. bcs.org/digital
  4. 4. Supporting digital skills • Qualifications – we offer a wide range of qualifications for everyone of any age who uses or wants to use technology. – Schools and academies We recognise that today IT skills are as vital as maths and English studies therefore our qualifications help children to be digitally literate by the time they leave school. – Further and higher education Digital skills are key to securing employability, we help colleges and universities embed digital literacy into their programmes for school leavers and graduates – Training centres Providing adult learners with the opportunity to increase their skills, confidence and productivity using IT bcs.org/digital
  5. 5. Digital skills at work Increased levels of digital literacy is needed among today’s employees. On the next slide, hear more on this subject in an interview with Dave Eva, National Officer of Unionlearn (part of the TUC). bcs.org/digital
  6. 6. BCS qualifications bcs.org/digital
  7. 7. Digital skills pathway • Our qualifications form a pathway for absolute beginners through to advanced IT users • Whether at school, college, in work or looking for employment, everyone has the opportunity to develop their digital capability bcs.org/digital
  8. 8. Digital Skills • An entry level qualification • Flexible training to suit classroom delivery, one-to- one training or self-study • Content reflects the competencies needed in today’s job market – Searching for employment online – Using jobsites and applying online – Formatting CVs and using email • Combines with training on other digital technologies – Digital media, music and photography – Audio and video software bcs.org/digital
  9. 9. ECDL • The world’s number one IT user qualification, tried, tested and trusted by over 11 million people globally • BCS is the only awarding body licensed in the UK with 2.5 million having taken it since 1997 • Recognised by employers as proof of IT user competence • Ofqual registered, it attracts up to 58 performance points in schools and is GCSE equivalent A*-C • ECDL Advanced now appears on the UCAS tariff, attracting 40 points bcs.org/ecdl
  10. 10. ECDL – learners In the following video, we asked some of our learners to explain why they rate ECDL. bcs.org/ecdl
  11. 11. ECDL – training centres In the following video, we asked some of our training centres to explain why they rate ECDL. bcs.org/ecdl
  12. 12. e-safety • Level 1 qualification that teaches young people how to stay digitally safe • Mapped to the national curriculum for PSHCE (PSE in Wales, ICT and Every Child Matters • Suitable for delivery in schools at key stage 3 and 4 • Provides validation of a school’s e-safety provision, as required by Ofsted • Automated assessment with instant results • Provides students with a recognised qualification bcs.org/esafety
  13. 13. e-safety The following video explains more about our e-safety qualification. We interview Swindon Academy, member of United Learning Trust, who were one of the early adopters of this qualification. bcs.org/esafety
  14. 14. Become a BCS centre bcs.org/digital Offer our qualifications
  15. 15. Working with BCS • Make the most of your organisation’s potential by: – benefitting from our unique position in the industry – delivering Ofqual accredited, funded qualifications that are in demand – collaborating with us to shape future learning and development – accessing exclusive benefits, tools and support • Your BCS accredited status gives you: – free centre training – access to other ongoing training opportunities – visits from our external verifiers – ongoing client service support – a dedicated account manager bcs.org/digital
  16. 16. Testimonials ‘Having helped more than 4.5 million people to learn new skills and enter the digital world, we have worked with BCS on the development of this programme to support our vision of helping people realise their potential.’ learndirect ‘BCS provides us with all the support we need. Their service delivery team is excellent.’ Best Training, London South bcs.org/digital
  17. 17. Testimonials ‘We’ve integrated ECDL into our learning programme because it’s an internationally recognised IT qualification that employers ask for.’ Potential4Skills ‘We saw straight away the added potential that BCS e-safety could deliver within our schools.’ United Learning Trust ‘Parents have told us they are delighted we’re offering ECDL as early as Year 9.’ Sale Grammar School bcs.org/digital

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