An estimated one in five adults lack basic digital skills. To address this skills gap, from August 2020 the Department for Education (DfE) is introducing an entitlement for adults to fully-funded digital skills qualifications.
These digital skills qualifications will be targeted at adults aged 19 plus and are intended to support adults to develop the digital skills they need for life, work or further study. The qualifications will be based on the national standards published in April 2019.
Gateway Qualifications has started the process of developing qualifications based on these standards and the requirements of Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).
If you would like to contribute to our development of Essential Digital Skills, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.