This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

Improving adult basic digital skills: government response

Ref: DfE-00081-2019PDF, 1.05MB, 26 pages

Detail of outcome

Summary of responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

New national standards are available at national standards for essential digital skills.

The impact assessment related to this consultation is available at improving adult basic skills: equality impact assessment.

Original consultation

Summary

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

This consultation was held on another website.

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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.

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Published 18 October 2018
Last updated 23 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Published the government response to the consultation with links to impact assessment and new national standards for essential digital skills.
  2. First published.