Sign up to our monthly e-news update featuring the latest news, courses, resources & career opportunities / Subscribe now

Home » News » Essential Digital Skills CPD 

Essential Digital Skills CPD 

Digital Skills , Accreditation
Essential Digital Skills CPD 

This blended CPD programme has been developed to support teachers and trainers who will be delivering the new Essential Digital Skills qualifications.

Adults aged 19+ with no or low digital skills have been entitled to take the qualifications free of charge under the Adult Education Budget from September 2020, in line with existing entitlements for English and maths.

The new Essential Digital Skills Qualifications are offered at Entry 3 and Level 1, and cover five areas:

  1. Using devices and handling information – using devices, finding and evaluating information, managing and storing information, identifying and solving technical problems
  2. Creating and editing – creating and editing documents and digital media, processing numerical data
  3. Communicating – communicating, sharing and managing traceable online activities
  4. Transacting – using online services, buying securely online
  5. Being safe and responsible online – protecting privacy and data, being responsible online, digital wellbeing.

About the the Essential Digital Skills CPD programme

The Essential Digital Skills CPD programme, developed by the Education and Training Foundation, includes:

  • An interactive self-assessment tool and a teacher CPD toolkit
  • A series of bite-sized, online training modules
  • Face-to-face training and online webinars
  • Development of a community of practice to offer peer-to-peer support.

The Essential Digital Skills CPD programme is free of charge to providers and staff. Find out more

Further Information

Sign up for our e-News Update
Subscribe

You may also like

Skills for Life Network E-News Update February 2023

Skills for Life Network E-News Update March 2024

Check out the Skills for Life Network E-News Update March 2024 for a round up of what’s new and what’s happening in maths, English, ESOL and digital skills in the FE and Training sector.

Tenders update

Tenders Update March 2024

Take a look at Tenders Update March 2024 for an overview of the latest opportunities open to providers of services to the Essential Skills sector.

Teach in FE

Teach in FE website

The Teach in FE website has been launched to support a new campaign to encourage people into teaching in the Further Education sector.