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New Basic Digital Skills Qualifications form part of the government’s plans to improve adult basic digital skills.
The purpose of these qualifications, set out by government, is to provide learners with the core digital skills and knowledge that will enable them to operate confidently, effectively and independently in life, and support progression into employment and further study. In our regulation of these qualifications, we seek to secure flexible qualifications that are relevant to users, while providing the assurance that learners have demonstrated the knowledge and skills needed to benefit from the opportunities the digital world offers.
Our consultation sets out a proposed approach to regulating Basic Digital Skills Qualifications. We ask for views on their defining characteristics, including their design, delivery and awarding, and on the detailed work that will be required in order to maintain standards on an ongoing basis.