SCQF LEVEL 6 - NPA LEVEL 6
Digital passport is an ideal course for any student who has a broad interest in computing related technologies but who is not confident with computer programming.
NPA level 6
1 Year full time/
6 periods per week
Creation of a suitably researched and detailed online blog.
Two online tests which can be sat at any time throughout the year
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
By studying NPA Digital Passport Level 6 you will develop your practical IT skills as well as learning about some of the effects that computer related technologies are having on the modern world. If you would like to be more confident and skilful in using your smartphone, tablet or laptop, or if you would be interested in finding out about different types of computer networks, or if you would like to know more about social media, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and how to use it responsibly and safely, then Digital Passport is the course for you.
The course consists of three broad areas of study, which are delivered as a combination of taught lessons and individual research tasks.
With the growth of the Internet and other Computing related technologies, information is everywhere! Indeed, it has been that 90% of the information in the world has been generated within the last two years! In this unit pupils will learn about information, researching questions such as: how does information differ from data? How is information gathered? And how can this information be used?
Social Media Literacy
In the Social Media Literacy unit you will develop your social media literacy skills and understanding through your own research and through the creation of the class blog. In this unit you will learn what it means to be a good “digital citizen”, learning how to use social media safely and responsibly.
The Internet is a global network of networks that drives the modern world, but how are these networks configured? In this unit students will learn about different types of network topologies and the transmission media they use. Pupils will also gain an appreciation of the environmental impact, both positive and negative, that the growth of the Internet has had.
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
No specific computing skills or knowledge are presupposed for this course, but students should have basic IT skills and understanding and a genuine interest in computer-related technology.
what will you get?
NPA Digital Passport Level 6
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
Digital Passport is relevant to a number of different employment opportunities outside of IT as well as providing a good foundation for further study in computer related technologies.
my world of work
This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.