• Welcome to the Level 3 Digital Literacy Qualification. 

    The learning between Level 2 and Level 3 is almost identical. The main difference between the two qualifications is that at level 2 you will be asked to explain why you might carry out certain activities, whereas at level 3 you will often need to critically evaluate the choices or options. 

    According to Leicester University, to critically evaluate is to "Give your verdict as to what extent a statement or findings within a piece of research are true, or to what extent you agree with them. Provide evidence taken from a wide range of sources which both agree with and contradict an argument. Come to a final conclusion, basing your decision on what you judge to be the most important factors and justify how you have made your choice." 

    Therefore, if you always follow the process below in every task in this course, you should be on the right lines:

    1. Describe the action(s) that should be taken 
    2. Justify why they should be taken
    3. Critically analyse what could happen if the actions weren't taken (potential consequences of inaction)

    As we progress through the qualification, you will start to appreciate the difference between simply carrying out an activity and fully understanding the reason for doing something and the implications of not doing so.

    Who is this course for?

    This course is either for learners who wish to gain a better understanding of the new digital world we live in, or for those who need an IT qualification for employment or University. 

    Assessment

    This qualification is officially assessed via an 8-hour controlled task, plus a professional discussion, which will be arranged after the tasks for all 6 modules have been completed online. 

    The 8-hour task can be completed over a number of days/weeks, however, it must be completed under exam conditions at a Coleg Sir Gar campus. This will be carried out at dates to suit you. An 8 hour controlled task may sound daunting, however, a popular alternative qualification  (ECDL) includes 7 one hour exams, so please don't worry, as this is not unusual and is extremely manageable with our help. :-)

  • Digital Responsibility

  • Digital Productivity

  • Collaboration

  • Creativity

  • Information Literacy

  • Learning

  • Presenting Information for Assessment