Research and analysis

Review of publicly funded digital skills qualifications

The final report and recommendations of our thematic review of digital skills qualifications funded through the Adult Skills Budget (now the Adult Education Budget).

Documents

Digital skills qualifications report

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Digital skills qualifications report - annex A

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Digital skills qualifications report - annex B

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Details

The review was commissioned in response to concerns raised by the government’s Digital Task Force in relation to the relevance and quality of digital skills courses in further education.

The Review Steering Group that oversaw and advised us on the review was chaired by Liz Williams, Director of Tech Literacy and Education Programmes for the BT Group. A list of the Review Steering group members is available in Annex B.

The review report and its annex A give an overview of the digital skills provision we currently fund as part of the Adult Skills Budget, now the Adult Education Budget (outside apprenticeships).

The review report contains six key recommendations for how we can improve the digital skills provision on offer to ensure that going forward it is relevant to the needs of individuals and to the digital economy. The recommendations are accompanied by proposals for implementation.

BIS, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the SFA will work together to take these recommendations forward working with other key stakeholders, including employers.