Digital Marketing and Social Media - Level 2 Certificate in Digital Skills OCNLR

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

This course will enable you to develop an understanding of digital marketing and social media. You will work on a number of live projects developing your skillset with contemporary social media and digital marketing techniques. This course is for anyone looking to develop a practical skillset with social media through an intensive training programme. You may be seeking employment, further education or to use these skills for self employment or your business/charity.

Course Content

Units delivered as part of this course are focused towards social media and digital marketing and include elements of web design, online security, content creation for Social media and SEO. You will cover a total of 4 units in an intensive training course that will enable you to develop an understanding of the uses of social media and develop practical skills with creating and publishing websites, creating content for social media with text, image, audio and video and internet broadcasting such as live streaming or making webinars.

In more depth the units are as follows:

Understanding the Uses of Social Media for Business

The learner will be able to:

Demonstrate the use of blogs, microblogs, social networks and file sharing
sites for promoting and running his/her business.
Identify appropriate sites and software for networking and file sharing activities
for his/her business.
Choose secure passwords for social media accounts.
Set appropriate privacy levels for social media accounts.
Demonstrate how to recognise and avoid common online scams.
Set up an online profile that promotes trust
Identify how s/he could use social media to conduct market research for his/her business.
Identify how s/he could use social media to advertise products and services

Creating and Publishing Websites

The learner will:
Be able to use structures and styles when creating websites
Be able to use website software tools to prepare content for websites.

Be able to publish websites.

Digital Content Creation - Audio and Video

The learner will:
Be able to design a digital publication that incorporates audio and video content (such as
an electronic document, web page, blog, social media page, and online survey).
Be able to input audio and video material elements within a rich media publication design.
Be able to format and produce a rich media digital publication.

Internet Broadcasting

The learner will:
Understand the principles of internet broadcasting.
Be able to plan for internet broadcasting.
Be able to produce an internet broadcast.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

Entry is by tutor approval only. Students should have a good knowledge of ICT systems and/or already work within a related role or industry. Having some prior experience of IT would be useful. Learners will need a good standard of literacy and numeracy prior to considering this course. You will need a minimum of Level 1 in both due to the written nature of some of the assignments.

First Class Requirements

Pen, Paper, Portable store or an online storage account

Attendance Requirements

Attendance is mandatory for this course, you are expected to attend every session.

Assessment Methods

Through Practical work and written reports.

Further Study Options

Progression to Web Technologies courses at level 3, the CIW or Level 3 Access to Digital Marketing and Social Media or higher level Digital Marketing courses. Working within a Junior role in social media, digital marketing or content creation.

Additional Information



Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.