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Qualifications to inspire digital curriculum innovation

The Government’s ‘Essential Digital Skills Framework’ (2019) states that within two decades, 90% of jobs will require some digital proficiency, yet 11.3 million people lack basic digital skills.

Nine out of ten jobs involve the use of computers. So how are you going to meet the growing demand for digital skills?

We have mapped our current Digital Skills qualifications to the Department for Education’s new Essential Digital Skills Framework. 


    Digital Literacy

    Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
    OCNLR Entry 3 Award in Digital Literacy New! E3 3 30
    OCNLR Level 1 Award in Digital Literacy New! 1 3 27
    OCNLR Level 2 Award in Digital Literacy New! 2 3 24

    Digital Transaction Skills

    Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
    OCNLR Entry Level Award in Digital Transaction Skills (Entry 3) New! E3 4 40
    OCNLR Level 1 Award in Digital Transaction Skills New! 1 4 36

    Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology

    Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
    OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology New! 1 6 54
    OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology New! 1 18 162
    OCNLR Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology New! 1 37 333
    OCNLR Level 1 Extended Award in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology New! 1 9 81
    OCNLR Level 1 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology New! 1 32 288
    OCNLR Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology New! 2 6 48
    OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology New! 2 16 128
    OCNLR Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology New! 2 37 296
    OCNLR Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology New! 2 26 208

    Digital Professional Development

    Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
    OCNLR Level 3 Award in Digital Skills: Teaching and Learning New! 3 6 45

    Access To HE Diplomas

    Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
    Access to HE Diploma (Computing) 3 60 450-600
    Access to HE Diploma (Digital Marketing and Social Media) 3 60 450-600
    Access to HE Diploma (Digital Technologies and Computer Science) 3 60 450-600