Technical Awards are broad, high quality level 1 and level 2 qualifications that equip learners with applied knowledge and associated practical skills not usually acquired through general education.
The BCS Level 1/2 Technical Award in Digital Literacy Skills is distinct from GCSEs and is designed to complement and supplement the academic offer. It is ideal for learners who prefer to learn by applying their skills, knowledge and understanding through a practical, work-related context. The Technical Award in Digital Literacy provides learners with the ability to use technology creatively, efficiently and safely to live, learn and work in a digital society.
This qualification aims to:
The BCS Level 1/2 Technical Award in Digital Literacy Skills is being submitted to the Department for Education (DfE) for consideration in the Technical Award category of the 2019 key stage 4 performance tables. It is anticipated that this qualification will be approved in time for first teaching in September 2017. Some further changes may be required and BCS cannot provide assurance that this specification will not change as a result of feedback from DfE.