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Introduction

The Level 2 Diploma in Understanding the Safe Use of Online and Social Media Platforms

addresses the issue of online safety when accessing and interacting with social media

platforms. The qualification aims to:

  • raise candidates’ awareness of online threats,
  • develop knowledge and skills to use social media resources effectively, and

search for information online

  • raise awareness of cyberbullying issues

The awarding body for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body

is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The specification for

the qualification has been approved by the Welsh Government for use by centres in Wales

and by the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CEA) for use by

centres in Northern Ireland.

The qualification has been accredited onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Candidates could progress to higher level qualifications in IT user skills or use these

qualifications to progress in their chosen specialist area.

Qualification Profile

Level 2 Diploma in Understanding the Safe Use of Online

and Social Media Platforms

Qualification title ProQual Level 2 Diploma in Understanding the Safe Use

of Online and Social Media Platforms

Ofqual qualification number 601/3410/0

Level Level 2

Total qualification time 450 hours

Guided learning hours 330

Assessment

Pass or fail

Internally assessed and verified by centre staff

External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Qualification start date 1/06/14

Qualification end date

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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify

any gaps and help plan the assessment.

Qualification Structure

Candidates must complete all of the Mandatory units.

Mandatory Units

Unit Reference

Number Unit Title Unit

Level GLH

L/505/9927 Using social media technologies 3 30

L/505/3514 Understand the safe use of online and social media platforms 2 35

R/505/3515 Know how to publish, integrate and share using social media 2 40

Y/505/3516 Understand how to search online and social media resources 2 35

D/506/2461 Understanding the risks of cyberbullying when using social

media platforms 2 50

K/506/2463 Understanding the risks to personal information when using

online and social media platforms 2 30

M/506/2464 Understanding the safe use of online and social media

platforms 2 50

T/505/5399 Understanding social media for business 3 60

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Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved to offer this qualification. If your centre is not approved please

complete and submit form ProQual Additional Qualification Approval Application.

Staff

Staff delivering this qualification must be appropriately qualified and/or occupationally

competent.

Assessors/Internal Quality Assurance

For each competence-based unit centres must be able to provide at least one assessor and

one internal quality assurance verifier who are suitably qualified for the specific

occupational area. Assessors and internal quality assurance verifiers for competence-based

units or qualifications will normally need to hold appropriate assessor or verifier

qualifications, such as:

  • Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
  • Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
  • Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices
  • Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and

Practices

Support for Candidates

Materials produced by centres to support candidates should:

  • enable them to track their achievements as they progress through the learning

outcomes and assessment criteria;

  • provide information on where ProQual’s policies and procedures can be viewed;
  • provide a means of enabling Internal and External Quality Assurance staff to

authenticate evidence

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Assessment

This suite of qualifications are competence-based, candidates must demonstrate the level of

competence described in the units. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s

skill, knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

The qualifications must be internally assessed by an appropriately experienced and qualified

assessor.

Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates their

achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.

Evidence can include: – observation report by assessor

– assignments/projects/reports

– professional discussion

– witness testimony

– candidate product

– worksheets

– record of oral and written questioning

– Recognition of Prior Learning

Learning outcomes set out what a candidate is expected to know, understand or be able to

do.

Assessment criteria specify the standard a candidate must meet to show the learning

outcome has been achieved.

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria can be found from page 8 onwards.

Internal Quality Assurance

An internal quality assurance verifier confirms that assessment decisions made in centres

are made by competent and qualified assessors, that they are the result of sound and fair

assessment practice and that they are recorded accurately and appropriately.

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Adjustments to Assessment

Adjustments to standard assessment arrangements are made on the individual needs of

candidates. ProQual’s Reasonable Adjustments Policy and Special Consideration Policy sets

out the steps to follow when implementing reasonable adjustments and special

considerations and the service that ProQual provides for some of these arrangements.

Centres should contact ProQual for further information or queries about the contents of the

policy.

Results Enquiries and Appeals

All enquiries relating to assessment or other decisions should be dealt with by centres, with

reference to ProQual’s Enquiries and Appeals Procedures.

Certification

Candidates who achieve the requirements for qualifications will be awarded:

  • A certificate listing all units achieved, and
  • A certificate giving the full qualification title –

ProQual Level 2 Diploma in Understanding the Safe Use of Online and Social Media

Platforms

Claiming certificates

Centres may claim certificates for candidates who have been registered with ProQual and

who have successfully achieved the requirements for a qualification. All certificates will be

issued to the centre for successful candidates.

Unit certificates

If a candidate does not achieve all of the requirements for a qualification, the centre may

claim a unit certificate for the candidate which will list all of the units achieved.

Replacement certificates

If a replacement certificate is required a request must be made to ProQual in writing.

Replacement certificates are labelled as such and are only provided when the claim has

been authenticated. Refer to the Fee Schedule for details of charges for replacement

certificates.

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Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria

Unit L/505/9927

Using Social Media Technologies

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Be able to understand the

terminology of Social Media

technologies

1.1 Describe the term ‘Social Media’

1.2 Describe the term ‘Social Media Technologies’

2 Be able to describe the uses of Social

Media Technologies

2.1 Identify a range of Social Media Technologies

2.2 Compare the features of different Social Media

Technologies

2.3 Describe the benefits and limitations of using Social

Media Technologies

2.4 Describe the current uses of Social Media for an

organisation

3 Be able to identify and plan for the

use of Social Media for a chosen

purpose

3.1 Identify a need for the use of Social Media

Technologies within a chosen organisation

3.2 Select a Social Media Technology for identified need

3.3 Prepare an action plan for the implementation of

Social Media Technologies for a chosen purpose

3.4 Identify the barriers to implementing the use of Social

Media Technologies and suggest ways to overcome

these

4 Be able to identify ways to support

the use of Social Media Technologies

4.1 Create guidelines for the safe use of an appropriate

Social Media Technology

4.2 Suggest ways to manage the use of the chosen Social

Media Technology

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit L/505/3514

Understand the safe use of online and social media platforms

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Understand that information stored

on personal computers and mobile

devices must be safeguarded

1.1 Identify the potential risks to information security of

using personal computers and mobile devices for:

  • using email
  • web browsing
  • banking online
  • shopping online
  • social networking

1.2 Describe the security risks associated with:

  • hardware
  • software
  • social media networking
  • access to malicious websites
  • access to inappropriate material published on

the Internet

  • corrupted or infected email attachments

1.3 Explain the importance of controlling access to

hardware, software and stored data

1.4 Describe the common types of scams and frauds:

  • phishing
  • pharming
  • hacking

1.5 Explain the importance of developing and maintaining

safe ICT user habits

2 Know how to select and use

approprite security methods to

safeguard systems and data

2.1 Describe security techniques/measures that can protect

personally accessed software and data, such as login

identity and passwords

2.2 Describe common ways of controlling access to

hardware, software and data

2.3 Identify ways to protect data and software

2.4 Describe the term ‘virus’ and give examples of different

types

2.5 Describe the purpose of anti-virus software

2.6 Explain why anti-virus software should be regularly

updated

2.7 Explain the importance of backing up and safely storing

data

3 Understand the threats to personal

safety when using the Internet

3.1 Describe the forms and features of:

  • cyberbullying
  • grooming
  • stalking
  • criminal activities
  • inappropriate contact
  • inappropriate content

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Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

3.2 Identify when and how to report online safety issues

3.3 Describe the risks and consequences of:

  • identity theft
  • identity fraud

3.4 Describe how user accounts can be used as a security

measure when computers are used by more than one

person

3.5 Explain the importance of setting parental controls on

personal computers, mobile and media devices

3.6 Explain how to set up parental controls on:

  • personal computers
  • tablets
  • mobile phones

4 Know how to protect their online

devices against fraud and security

attacks

4.1 Set up security measures to protect their personal

computers and mobile devices against fraud and security

threats

4.2 Describe measures that can help to protect their

personal information

4.3 Describe the risks posed by unsolicited email and

measures that can reduce the risks

4.4 Identify the security threats when accessing public WiFi

networks

5 Understand the implications of

entering personal information onto

social media networking sites

5.1 Explain the concept of no ‘take backs’ once information

is posted online

5.2 Identify who can view information posted onto social

media networking websites

5.3 Explain the privacy issues of using social media websites

5.4 Describe formal and informal conventions, or

netiquette, which should be observed when

communicating online

5.5 Describe the potential consequences of posting their

personal information onto social media websites

5.6 Identify the security risks of adding geographic identity

or location to material they upload to the Internet

6 Understand legal measures that

address the protection of data

6.1 Identify relevant legislation and guidelines relating to

  • downloading images and files from the Internet
  • data protection

6.2 Identify data protection issues around the use of social

media

6.3 Describe what is meant by the following terms:

  • copyright
  • plagiarism
  • intellectual property

6.4 Explain why organisations develop and adopt policies for

the acceptable use of ICT

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Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

6.5 Describe the common components of an Acceptable Use

Policy

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit R/505/3515

Know how to publish, integrate and share using online and social

media platforms

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Know the current social networks used to

publish, integrate and share online

1.1 Identify the main social media networks in

current use

1.2 Describe the main features of each social media

network identified

1.3 Describe why they would use each of the social

media networks identified

1.4 Explain the purpose of a ‘social aggregator’ tool

1.5 Describe how blogs give individuals a voice on

the Web

1.6 Explain how professionals make connections

using social media networks

2 Understand how social media is used by

individuals, organisations/businesses,

governments and social groups

2.1 Describe why

  • individuals
  • organisations/businesses
  • governments
  • social groups

use social media networking sites

2.2 Explain the advantages and typical components

of a social media user profile

2.3 Identify the benefits of using social media

networking for:

  • individuals
  • organisations/businesses
  • governments
  • social groups

2.4 Identify the risks of using social media

networking for:

  • individuals
  • organisations/businesses
  • governments
  • social groups

2.5 Describe how social media networks monitor

engagement with their websites

2.6 Describe the advantages of podcasting

2.7 Explain why organisations have social media

policies

3 Understand best practices for safe social

networking

3.1 Describe appropriate precautions to ensure

their own safety and privacy

3.2 Describe how to protect personal information

when engaging with social media websites

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Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

3.3 Identify legal constraints on the uploading and

downloading of software and other digital

content

4 Use browser software to communicate

information online

4.1 Select and use appropriate tools and techniques

to communicate information online

4.2 Use browser tools to share information sources

with others

4.3 Submit information online

4.4 Identify opportunities to create, post or publish

material to social media websites

5 Understand the need for safety and security

practices

5.1 Describe the danger of computer viruses and

how to minimise risks

5.2 Describe how to minimise threats to

information security when online

5.3 Describe how to minimise the threats to user

safety when online

5.4 Describe where to access online help and

information when using social media networks

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit Y/505/3516

Understand how to search online and social media resources

Learning Outcome – The learner

will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Understand the environmental

benefits of using ICT

1.1 Identify the computer equipment and consumables that

can be recycled

1.2 State the advantages of storing files electronically rather

than in paper format

1.3 Describe what online storage systems are

1.4 List the benefits of using online storage services

1.5 Identify the risks of using online storage services

2 Manage online information

storage and retrieval

appropriately

2.1 Describe different types of online storage services

2.2 Organise and store information online

2.3 Manage files and folders to enable efficient information

retrieval

3 Use browser tools to search for

information online

3.1 Select and use browser tools to navigate webpages

3.2 Select and use appropriate search techniques to locate

information effectively

3.3 Manage and use links to favourite websites

3.4 Describe the role of keywords in searches

3.5 Search the Internet for:

  • information
  • people
  • homepages
  • organisations/businesses
  • images
  • videos
  • maps
  • directions

3.6 Download and store information from the Internet,

including social media networking websites

3.7 Describe how to refine searches if search results do not

meet requirements

3.8 Describe how they can assess the

  • quality
  • relevance
  • currency

of search results

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit D/506/2461

Understanding the risks of cyberbullying when using online and

social media platforms

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Understand the potential risks of

cyberbullying when using online and

social media platforms

1.1 Describe the forms and features of:

  • cyberbullying
  • cyberstalking
  • clickjacking
  • creeping
  • stalking
  • trolling

1.2 Describe the forms and features of:

  • grooming and child grooming
  • exploitation techniques

used by online predators which can lead to cyberbullying

2 Understand that a person’s

behaviour may change if they are a

victim of cyberbullying

2.1 Describe how an online user may be identified as a

victim of online abuse, such as cyberbullying or trolling

2.2 Identify behavioural changes that indicate a person is a

victim of cyberbullying

2.3 Describe what is meant by the term cyber self harm

2.4 Describe the reasons why a person may anonymously

troll or bully themselves online

2.5 Describe how to support victims of cyberbullying

3 Understand the importance of

reporting cyberbullying

3.1 Describe the importance of reporting instances of

cyberbullying to others, for example to parents,

teachers, the police or online support groups

3.2 Describe what actions they would take if they, or

someone they know, is a victim of cyberbullying

3.3 Identify organisations that can provide help and support

when reporting cases of cyberbullying

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit K/506/2463

Understanding the risks to personal information when using online

and social media platforms

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Understand the risks to their personal

information when using online and

social media platforms

1.1 Identify the difference between open and private

information, and give examples of both

1.2 Give examples of ways that personal information or

login and password details can be obtained by, for

example hackers, stalkers, predators, criminals, etc.

1.3 Describe how hackers might use personal information,

pictures, videos, etc. that have been posted onto social

media websites

1.4 Describe the risks of accessing social media networks

using computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones

1.5 Identify the risks to their personal information when

using the Internet

1.6 Describe what is meant by the terms:

  • identify
  • identity theft

1.7 Outline methods of identity theft, including

information diving, pre-texting, skimming, shoulder

surfing, etc.

1.8 Describe how computer infection threats, such as

viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, etc. can be a risk to

their personal information

1.9 Describe the potential impact of responding to scam

emails and malicious software

2 Understand the potential risks of

communicating with others using

online and social media platforms

2.1 Identify who has responsibility for their actions, such

as posting messages or entering personal information,

when using online and social media networks

2.2 Explain the concept of ‘no take backs’ once

information is posted online

2.3 Describe the risks of befriending and communicating

with other online users

2.4 Define what is meant by the following terms:

  • cyber abuse
  • cyberbullying
  • cyberstalking
  • creeping
  • online predators
  • child grooming

2.5 Identify the potential risks to themselves and to their

personal information when:

  • emailing
  • online gaming
  • downloading and sharing files

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Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

2.6 Describe what is meant by social engineering

2.7 Describe the potential impact to themselves and to

their personal information of someone hacking social

media networks

3 Understand the potential risks of

sending explicit or inappropriate

messages and images to other online

users

3.1 Describe the risks of sending explicit or inappropriate

messages and images to others via:

  • text messages
  • social media websites

3.2 Describe the actions to take if they receive explicit or

inappropriate images or messages via text or social

media websites

3.3 Describe the potential consequences of forwarding

explicit or inappropriate images or messages that they

have received to others

3.4 Describe the potential consequences that may result if

an individual is persuaded to send explicit images of

themselves to others via text messages

3.5 Describe the impact on an individual if someone

obtains inappropriate videos or images of them and

then streams the video or images on social media

websites

Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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Unit M/506/2464

Understanding the safe use of online and social media platforms

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Understand how to protect their

personal information when using

online and social media platforms

1.1 Describe how digital citizenship embraces good

practice when participating in society online

1.2 Describe safe and responsible practice when:

  • creating online profiles
  • sharing information online

1.3 Describe how security techniques, such as using login

names and passwords, can be used to protect

personal information and online accounts

1.4 Explain the importance of developing and maintaining

safe ICT user habits

2 Understand how others play a role in

keeping users safe when online

2.1 Explain the importance of safeguarding users when

online

2.2 Describe the role that:

  • teachers
  • parents
  • others

play in keeping children and young people safe when

online

2.3 Identify when and how to report online safety issues

2.4 Describe examples of situations when they should

report other users’ behaviour when they are using:

  • online chat rooms
  • instant messaging

2.5 Identify websites and organisations that offer

information and support on online safety issues

3 Understand how filtering and

monitoring tools that control Internet

access help to minimise the risks to

users

3.1 State the purpose of monitoring, filtering and

controlling tools for Internet users

3.2 Describe ways of monitoring users’ activity when using

social networking and other online sites

3.3 Explain the importance of setting parental controls on

personal computers, mobile and media devices

4 Know how to protect their personal

information when using social media

networks

4.1 Describe the privacy settings and tools used by each of

the main social networks in current use

4.2 Describe steps that they can take to protect their

personal information when engaging with social

media networks

4.3 Explain safe and responsible practice when using

social media networks to:

  • post messages
  • enter information
  • use chat rooms
  • use blogs
  • upload pictures, photographs, videos

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Assessment

There must be valid, authentic and sufficient for all the assessment criteria. However, one

piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning

outcome or assessment criterion.

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nit T/505/5399

Understanding social media for business

Learning Outcome – The learner will: Assessment Criterion – The learner can:

1 Understand the concept of social media 1.1 Explain the range of social media services

2 Know social media for the business

environment

2.1 Describe the concept of social media for business

3 Know benefits of social media for business

to an organisation

3.1 Describe benefits to an organisation of using

social media for business

 

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