Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
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Why choose this qualification?
The Basic Digital Skills Report 2018 published following a Digital Skills survey conducted by Ipsos Mori (commissioned by Lloyds Banking Group) found that around 4.3 million (8%) of the UK population have no Basic Digital Skills and 11.3 million adults (21%) do not have all five Digital Skills of:
- Managing information
- Problem solving
Having no or lacking digital skills is a barrier for adults in their careers. The report found that those without/lacking digital skills:
- earn on average £13,000 less than those with all five digital skills
- are less likely to progress in their careers
- miss out from significant savings that can be made through online transactions
This small, single unit, qualification has been developed to support learners to develop digital skills within a life-related context. It is based on the Essential Digital Skills Framework.