Agriculture, Environment & Animal Care

Vocational Qualifications

Catering, Hospitality & Leisure

Vocational Qualifications

Childcare & Education

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Creative, Design & Digital

Access to HE
Digital Qualifications
Vocational Qualifications

Education & Training

Professional Development

English & Maths

English & Maths

Hair & Beauty

Vocational Qualifications

Health, Science & Social Care

Access to HE
Apprenticeships
Vocational Qualifications

Life Skills & Progression

Digital Qualifications
Personal & Social Development

Personal and Professional Development

Digital Qualifications
Personal & Social Development
Professional Development
Vocational Qualifications

Public & Protective Services

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Safeguarding & Wellbeing

Supporting SEND

Personal & Social Development
Professional Development

Transport & Logistics

Access to HE
Vocational Qualifications

Essential Digital Skills qualifications (EDSQs) will be available later this year and will be automatically funded for adults who don’t have the basic digital skills they need for life and work.

When we spoke to providers about developing our Essential Digital Skills qualifications, we found that the standards aren’t well understood. To help with this, we’ve turned the DfE’s information into a handy infographic (which you can download by clicking here), which explains the five skill areas covered by the standards. We’ll also be running a focus group to get your feedback (scroll down to find out more).

click here to download the Essential Digital Skills Infographic

Introducing Essential Digital Skills

We’ve also created a short 30-second video to take you through the standards too.