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 qualifications reflect the latest government thinking on basic digital skills and the Basic Digital Skills Framework.
These single unit qualifications are designed to support learners to develop the digital skills that will support them in getting into work and performing their job roles effectively. While they can easily be offered as stand-alone bite-sized awards, the new qualifications could also be usefully combined with other units or qualifications into meaningful packages of learning. For example:
- Learners for whom English is not their first language who are seeking to improve their employability prospects might combine an ESOL qualification with a Digital Skills for Work Award.
- Learners on a JCP programme might be offered a package of units that combines Digital Skills for Work with relevant bite-sized English and Maths units.
The single unit within each qualification is also included within a revised suite of employability qualifications.