Open consultation

Improving adult basic digital skills

Summary

We are seeking views on plans to improve adult basic digital skills.

This consultation is being held on another website.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We’d like your views on new national standards setting out the basic digital skills needed for life and work. This includes plans to introduce improved basic digital skills qualifications at 2 levels:

  • ‘beginner’ - designed for adults with little or no prior experience of using digital devices or the internet
  • ‘essential’ - designed for adults with some experience of using digital devices and the internet, but lacking the full range of basic digital skills needed for life and work

We’re also seeking views on arrangements to introduce a national entitlement to basic digital skills training from 2020, along with existing entitlements for English and maths.

Published 18 October 2018