Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications ( CIDA)


The qualification has been designed to teach digital design skills and enable young people to use digital tools to express their creativity in an informed and responsible way. It aims to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to design and make effective digital products for others to use and to support future learning and exploit the creative digital industries.

The qualification has been developed to reflect the increasing use of creative digital computing in everyday life, with greater emphasis on creative design and development

What will I learn?

Unit 1 Developing web products

This unit acknowledges the increasingly significant role of the world wide web in everyday life. It develops the skills and knowledge needed to produce effective Web authoring and evaluation skills.

Unit 3 Artwork and Imaging

This unit requires students to design, create and evaluate graphic products using a variety of elements such as images, text and effects.

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1 is assessed by a practical computer based examination

The assessment will be available for a 5 day assessment window in January and June each year.

The examination will last 2 hours and 30 minutes. The total number of marks is 50.

Task instructions will be provided on a question paper supplied by Pearson

The examination consists of one task divided into two activities:

Activity 1

Use web authoring and other software to create a web product for a specified audience and purpose, using a client brief.

Activity 2

Evaluate the product.

Unit 3 is assessed by coursework

Examination board


Who should I contact for extra information?