It is estimated that one in five adults lack foundation skills in digital technology. To fill this gap, the Department for Education is introducing digital skills qualifications based on the essential digital skills framework.
Essential Digital Skills qualifications (EDSQs) are now available and will be automatically funded for adults who don’t have the basic digital skills that are typically required for life and work.
At Entry level 3, the focus is on developing digital skills for life and introducing learners to
digital skills for work. At Level 1 the focus is primarily on digital skills for work with a
secondary focus on digital skills for life. Many of the digital skills learners will acquire through these qualifications will be applicable in both life and work settings.
There are no pre-entry requirements for this qualification and no minimum age requirement has been set for registration.
The qualifications are intended to develop essential digital skills to enable learners to have access to and actively engage in the digital world. Following successful achievement learners may wish to further develop their understanding and skills and progress onto digital qualifications at a higher level. The qualifications may also support learners to progress into or within employment.
The qualifications are appropriate for adults across a wide range of settings.
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