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Information Literacy

The Information Literacy module covers the main concepts and skills relating to identifying, searching, evaluating, organising, and communicating online information.

The vast amount of information available online is a valuable resource when carrying out research, but suitable knowledge and skills must be applied to do this appropriately. To create factually sound and well-researched outputs, information found online needs to be assessed and evaluated correctly.

This module is suitable for any candidates who need to evaluate research and information online and create high-quality outputs. The skills developed in this module can be applied to searches relating to any topic or area. Information literacy is important to any research or report creation activities.

Learning Outcomes

Successful candidates will be able to find, assess, and evaluate online information before organising and communicating it in an effective manner. After passing this module, candidates will feel confident researching topics and reporting on their findings. They will be able to:

– identify what online information is needed to meet a particular requirement;
– know how to search securely for online information using search engines and social media;
– critically evaluate information using a range of criteria;
– understand good management and organisation of information; and
– know how to plan, draft, review, and deliver online information.


The syllabus for the Information Literacy module, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.

Sample Tests

Do you want to better understand the Information Literacy module and how we test skills and knowledge?

Try out the Information Literacy sample test here to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.