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Qualification Specification forBCS Level 1 Smart Digital Awardin E-SafetyQAN: 603/6931/0Version 1.0December 2020.This is a United Kingdom government regulated qualification which isadministered and approved by one or more of the following: Ofqual,Qualifications Wales, CCEA Regulation or SQA

. BCSEqual OpportunitiesIntroduction to the qualificationQualification summaryPurpose of the qualificationsStructure of the qualificationsPrior learningLearner progressionGuidance on the qualification’s contentLearning outcomesCross reference to DigComp 2.1AssessmentSummary of assessment methodsAvailability of assessmentsGradingExternally assessed unitsSpecimen assessment materialsSupport materialsAccess to AssessmentContact Points334444555612131313131313141415

1. About BCSOur mission as BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is to enable theinformation society. We promote wider social and economic progressthrough the advancement of information technology science and practice.We bring together industry, academics, practitioners and government toshare knowledge, promote new thinking, information the design of newcurricula, shape public policy and inform the public.Our vision is to be a world class organisation for IT. Our 70,000 strongmembership includes practitioners, businesses, academics and studentsin the UK and internationally. We deliver a range of professionaldevelopment tools for practitioners and employees. A leading ITqualification body, we offer a range of widely recognised qualifications.2. Equal OpportunitiesBCS wishes to ensure good practice in the area of Equal Opportunity.Equality of opportunity extends to all aspects for the provision of BCSqualifications.BCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in E-SafetyQualification Specification v1.0December 2020Page 3 of 15

3. Introduction to the qualification3.1Qualification summaryQualification TitleQANBCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in esafetyTBCAccreditationStartJanuary 2021The qualification listed has been developed in conjunction with ICDLfoundation and is mapped to DigComp 2.1 – Europe’s Digital CompetenceFramework for Citizens.All BCS qualifications are subject to our quality assurance and validationprocess. This ensures that new and revised qualifications are fit forpurpose. Qualifications are reviewed to ensure the alignment of thequalification with agreed design principles, regulatory requirements and toensure accuracy and consistency across units and qualifications. Throughour quality assurance and validation process, we ensure the qualification,its units and assessments, are fit for purpose and can be deliveredefficiently and reasonably by Training Providers.3.2Purpose of the qualificationsThe qualification is designed to cover the main concepts and skillsneeded to use devices and applications securely, safely, and effectively.The BCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in E-Safety gives young people theskills they need to use devices correctly, understand how to find andanalyse information critically, communicate safely and appropriately withothers, and explore their potential through creation and collaboration.3.3Structure of the qualificationsThe BCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in E-Safety curriculum is dividedinto three units: Unit 1: Starting Unit 2: Building Unit 3: SharingEach unit is made up of 10 lessons, and each lesson is approximatelyequivalent to 1 classroom hour.Each lesson has one or more associated learning outcomes, whichdescribe what the student will be able to do on successful completion ofthe lesson.Each learning outcome (apart from Lesson 10 in each unit) has one ormore learning objectives, which set out the specific, measurable goals ofBCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in E-SafetyQualification Specification v1.0December 2020Page 4 of 15

the learning activity and are generally either conceptual (focused onknowledge) or practical (focused on skills).Qualification Level 1 DescriptorKnowledgedescriptor (theholder )Skills descriptor(the holdercan )3.4Has basic factual knowledge of a subject and/or knowledgeof facts, procedures and ideas to complete well-definedroutine tasks and address simple problems; andIs aware of aspects of information relevant to the area ofstudy or work.Use basic cognitive and practical skills to complete welldefined routine tasks and procedures.Select and use relevant information.Identify whether actions have been effective.Prior learningThere are no pre-requisites that a learner must achieve prior to taking this eSafety qualification, all knowledge, skills and understanding about the subjectwill be covered within the training.3.5Learner progressionFollowing completion of the BCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in E-Safetyqualification, learners can progress onto other qualifications within theBCS portfolio. Qualifications are available in a number of sizes (Award,Certificate, and Diploma) and levels (i.e. Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3).The benefits of this are that learners can progress in two ways; either byworking towards a larger qualification at the same level or by workingtowards a higher level qualification.3.6Guidance on the qualification’s contentQualification TitleBCS Level 1 Smart DigitalAward in E-SafetyTQT (Guided Learning Assessment)32 (30h 1.5h)BCS 2020BCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in e-safetyQualification Specification v1.0December 2020Page 5 of 15CreditValue3

3.7Learning outcomesUnit 1: StartingLesson 1.1: Introduction to Devices Identify devices and select an appropriate device for my needs1.1.1 Identify different devices and their functions: computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones.Lesson 1.2: Use my Device Responsibly Manage my recreational screen time responsibly.1.2.1 Identify the potential impact of excessive device use on health and well-being like: reducedsleep, less quality face-to face interaction, less physical activity, poorer eyesight.1.2.2 Identify ways to reduce device use like: monitor use, do not use during certain activities(study, meals, bedtime). Protect the environment when using my device.1.2.3 Recognise some ways of protecting the environment when using technology like: savingenergy, recycling.Lesson 1.3: Access my Device Securely Access my device and keep my information safe.1.3.1 Log on to a device.1.3.2 Recognise good password policies like: create with adequate length, adequate characterand number mix, do not share, change regularly, do not reuse between accounts).1.3.3 Log off, shut down, restart a device using an appropriate routine.Lesson 1.4: Home Screen Basics Recognise the main home screen features and applications on my device.1.4.1 Understand the purpose of an operating system and name some common examples.Recognise common operating system interface features like: desktop/home screen, icons,taskbar/bars.1.4.2 Recognise different application types like: utilities, communication, games, business,education, productivity, news.1.4.3 Recognise the potential of using technology to participate in and contribute positively tosociety.Lesson 1.5: Getting Online Connect securely to the Internet.1.5.1 Recognise the status of a wireless network: protected/secured, open/unsecured. Be awareof the risks associated with using open/unsecured wifi.1.5.2 Connect to a wireless network, forget a wireless network. Access and navigate online content using a web browser.1.5.3 Understand the purpose of a web browser and name some common web browsers.1.5.4 Set the web browser home page.1.5.5 Open a web page in a new tab, new window. Switch between tabs, windows.1.5.6 Refresh a web page, stop a web page downloading.BCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in E-SafetyQualification Specification v1.0December 2020Page 6 of 15

Unit 1: StartingLesson 1.6: Online Search Basics Search for information online using a simple search.1.6.1 Define the term search engine and name some common search engines.1.6.2 Open a search engine. Carry out a simple search using keywords, exact phrase.Lesson 1.7: Find Useful Information Understand the need to critically evaluate online information.1.7.1 Understand the importance of critically evaluating online information to help ensureinformation is correct and appropriate. Understand the purpose of different sites like: information,entertainment, opinion, sales. Use and reference online content appropriately.1.7.2 Define the terms copyright, intellectual property.1.7.3 Be aware that some content is free to use, reuse, and adapt subject to conditions.1.7.4 Acknowledge sources and/or seek permission as appropriate.1.7.5 Recognise the benefits of sourcing and comparing online information from different sources.Lesson 1.8: Create my Research Document Create and save a simple document to present my research.1.8.1 Open a word processing application. Create a new document.1.8.2 Enter text into a document.1.8.3 Copy, move text within a document.1.8.4 Save and name a document.1.8.5 Close a document. Close an application.Lesson 1.9: Develop my Research Document Add and edit content in my research document.1.9.1 Open a document.1.9.2 Copy text, image, URL, between open documents, from a web page to a document.1.9.3 Move text, image, URL, between open documents.1.9.4 Capture a full screen, active window. Paste a screen capture into a document.1.9.5 Delete text, image, URL in a document.1.9.6 Use the undo, redo command.Lesson 1.10: Present my Research Document Reflect on my research activity, and present my research.BCS 2020BCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in e-safetyQualification Specification v1.0December 2020Page 7 of 15

Unit 2: BuildingLesson 2.1: Online Accounts Set up an online account to access applications and services.2.1.1 Create an account with an online service provider to access applications and services onlinelike: search, storage, word processing, presentations, spreadsheets, email, messaging services,social networks.2.1.2 Understand that information on devices can be synchronised with information from an onlineaccount.2.1.3 Log in to, log off from an online account. Secure my online account to protect my data and personal information.2.1.4 Understand the reasons for protecting data and personal information in an online accountlike: avoiding identity theft, fraud, maintaining privacy.2.1.5 Understand how to protect data and personal information in an online account like: applygood password policies, log off.Lesson 2.2: Applications for Creating Identify common applications and services like search, storage, word processing, presentations,spreadsheets.2.2.1 Identify some common applications and services for creating, storing and sharing contentonline like: search, storage, word processing, presentations, spreadsheets.2.2.2 Be aware that applications can be accessed/available online or installed.2.2.3 Recognise different application licensing models: free, one-off payment, subscription,freemium.Lesson 2.3: Applications for Sharing Identify common applications and services like email, messaging services, social networks.2.3.1 Identify some common applications and services for creating, storing and sharing contentonline like: email, messaging services, social networks.Lesson 2.4: Search Efficiently Online Efficiently find useful online information.2.4.1 Use a search engine to carry out a search using an operator (AND / , OR, NOT /-).2.4.2 Be aware that search terms are a set of instructions to a search engine that affect the qualityof search results.2.4.3 Search for a word, term using a reference site like: online encyclopaedia, dictionary.2.4.4 Use a web tool to translate a web page, text. Critically evaluate sources of online information.2.4.5 Outline factors that determine the credibility of a source / website like: author, referencing,up-to-date content.BCS 2020BCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in e-safetyQualification Specification v1.0December 2020Page 8 of 15

Unit 2: BuildingLesson 2.5: Organise Online Content Organise links to useful online sources and store useful online information.2.5.1 Add web pages to, remove web pages from a bookmarks / favourites folder.2.5.2 Create, delete a bookmarks / favourites folder.2.5.3 Download, save files from a web page to a location. Manage my browser settings to protect my data and personal information.2.5.4 Understand the term cookie. Be aware of the implications of accepting or rejecting cookieson web sites.2.5.5 Be aware that private browsing mode may remove personal data from the browser but thatbrowsing activity may still be recorded.2.5.6 Delete history, temporary internet files, saved form data.Lesson 2.6: Organise Files Store and Organise my files.2.6.1 Recognise good practice in folder, file naming: use meaningful names for folders and files tohelp with searching and organisation.2.6.2 Create a folder. Delete a file, folder.2.6.3 Rename a file, folder.2.6.4 Copy, move files, folders between folders, drives2.6.5 Upload, download files and folders to a cloud-based storage service.2.6.6 Search for files by properties: all or part of file name using wildcards if necessary, content,date modified.2.6.7 View available storage like: device memory, memory card storage, cloud-based storage.Lesson 2.7: Create my Report Create a well-structured and clearly presented report.2.7.1 Change text formatting: size, font type, style, colour.2.7.2 Add, remove bullets, numbers in a single level list.Lesson 2.8: Develop My Report Edit and save a well-structured and clearly presented report.2.8.1 Save data to a cloud-based storage service, external drive. Be aware of the importance ofmaintaining a backup of data.Lesson 2.9: Connect and Print Connect devices and peripheral devices.2.9.1 Connect a device to another device or peripheral. Disconnect a device using an appropriateroutine. Print my report.2.9.2 Print a document.BCS 2020BCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in e-safetyQualification Specification v1.0December 2020Page 9 of 15

Unit 2: BuildingLesson 2.10: Present my Report Reflect on my content development activity, and present my report.Unit 3: SharingLesson 3.1: Advanced Research Skills Use advanced search and evaluation techniques to find appropriate information online.3.1.1 Refine a search using advanced search features like: date, language, media type.3.1.2 Identify sources of online information like: e-books, reference sites, online courses, podcasts,videos, audio, animations, data sets, discussion forums, review sites.3.1.3 Recognise that online discussion and review sites may have large numbers of diverseparticipants, but may be open to manipulation, untruthful commentary.Lesson 3.2: Explore Online Applications 1 Identify and select a range of suitable applications and services like digital notebooks, conceptmapping, blogging apps, wikis, online learning environments.3.2.1 Be aware of the importance of continuously building your digital skills.3.2.2 Identify applications and services for creating and sharing content online like: digitalnotebooks, concept mapping, blogging apps, wikis, online learning environments.3.2.3 Outline factors that determine the suitability of applications and services like: appropriate forthe task, ease of use, up-to-date, trusted provider, appropriate cost.Lesson 3.3: Explore Online Applications 2 Identify a range of suitable applications and services like image editors, audio recorders and editors,video makers and editors.3.3.1 Identify applications and services for creating and sharing content online like: image editors,audio recorders and editors, video makers and editors.Lesson 3.4: Protect Devices and Personal Data Understand some ways to protect my device and data when installing applications.3.4.1 Understand the possible implications of using applications from unofficial application storeslike: mobile malware, unnecessary resource utilisation, access to personal data, poor quality, hiddencosts.3.4.2 Be aware that mobile applications can extract private information from a device like: contacts,location, images.3.4.3 Understand considerations for allowing mobile applications to access contacts, content,location like: appropriate to share, required for purpose.3.4.4 Be aware of the risks of accidental purchasing online when using games, services.3.4.5 Recognise the importance of regularly updating software like: anti-virus, application, operatingsystem software. Be aware of the implications of removing an application: potential loss of data, lossof in-app purchases.BCS 2020BCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in e-safetyQualification Specification v1.0December 2020Page 10 of 15

Unit 3: SharingLesson 3.5: Install and Update Applications Install and uninstall applications appropriately.3.5.1 Install, uninstall an application.3.5.2 Update an application on a device.3.5.3 Enable, disable automatic updating of applications.3.5.4 Shut down a non-responding application.3.5.5 Reset a tablet, smartphone to remove personal data.3.5.6 Be aware of measures to take if a device is lost like: locate device, remote disable, remotewipe.Lesson 3.6: Creating my Project Create different types of content like photos, videos and audio clips.3.6.1 Create content like: photo, video, audio.Lesson 3.7: Developing my Project Add different types of content to my project.3.7.1 Insert in a page, slide content like: picture, video, audio, link. Share my project online.3.7.2 Use cloud-based storage to share online files and folders.Lesson 3.8: Interacting Safely and Responsibly Online Interact safely and responsibly online.3.8.1 Recognise the importance of being respectful and appropriate when communicating online.3.8.2 Outline potential risks of interacting online like: cyberbullying, grooming, identity theft,inappropriate sharing of personal content, access to inappropriate content.3.8.3 Recognise different identity theft methods: vishing, phishing, shoulder surfing.3.8.4 Apply social networking account settings to stop inappropriate interactions: delete, block,unfollow, report.3.8.5 Be aware that there may be legal consequences for sharing personal content (images, videos)without permission, posting inappropriate content.Lesson 3.9: My Digital Footprint Manage my digital footprint to create a positive online reputation.3.9.1 Understand the terms digital footprint and digital identity and the importance of creating apositive digital footprint and digital identity.3.9.2 Understand that digital content, including comments and posts, can be easily shared with alarge audience with or without permission.3.9.3 Be aware that it is not appropriate to disclose confidential or personal identifiable informationon social networking sites.3.9.4 Apply social networking account settings to protect privacy: account privacy, location.Lesson 3.10: Present my Project Reflect on my research activity and present my project.BCS 2020BCS Level 1 Smart Digital Award in e-safetyQualification Specification v1.0December 2020Page 11 of 15

3.8Cross reference to DigComp 2.1DigComp 2.1CompetencesAreaDigComp 2.1 CompetenceRelevant ICDL Smart DigitalLessonInformation andDigital Literacy1.1 Browsing, searching and filtering data,information and digital content1.6, 2.4, 2.5, 3.11.2 Evaluating data, information and digitalcontent1.7, 2.4, 3.11.3 Managing data, information and digital content1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.5, 2.6, 2.82.1 Interacting through digital technologies2.1, , 2.32.2 Sharing through digital technologies1.7, 2.3, 2.9, 3.72.3 Engaging in citizenship through digitaltechnologies1.42.4 Collaborating through digital technologies3.22.5 Netiquette3.8, 3.92.6 Managing digital identity3.93.1 Developing digital content1.4, 1.8, 1.9, 2.7, 3.2, 3.3, 3.63.2 Integrating and re-elaborating digital content1.8, 1.9, 2.7, 3.3, 3.73.3 Copyright and licences1.7, 2.23.4 Programming2.44.1 Protecting devices1.3, 1.5, 3.4, 3.54.2 Protecting personal data and privacy1.3, 2.1, 2.5, 2.4, 3.5, 3.8, 3.94.3 Protecting health and well-being1.2, 3.94.4 Protecting the environment1.25.1 Solvi

2.4.1 Use a search engine to carry out a search using an operator (AND / , OR, NOT /-). 2.4.2 Be aware that search terms are a set of instructions to a search engine that affect the quality of search results. 2.4.3 Search for a word, term using a reference site like: online encyclopaedia, dictionary. 2.4.4 Use a web tool to translate a web page .