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New digital skills qualifications

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An update on the progress of Essential Digital Skills Qualifications and Digital Functional Skills Qualifications through Ofqual’s technical evaluation process.

The Department for Education is introducing a new legal entitlement to fully funded specified digital qualifications, at Entry Level and Level 1, for adults with no or low digital skills. This entitlement will be available from August 2020. Alongside the new entitlement, the Department is reforming basic digital qualifications, introducing new Essential Digital skills qualifications (EDSQs) and new Digital Functional Skills qualifications (Digital FSQs).

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