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Essential Digital Skills Framework for UK- What adults need to safely benefit from, participate in and contribute to the digital world

The essential digital skills framework defines the digital skills adults need to safely benefit from, participate in and contribute to the digital world.

This framework has been designed to support providers, organisations and employers across the UK who offer training for adults to secure their essential digital skills.

The frameworks sets out 5 categories of essential digital skills for life and work:

  • communicating
  • handling information and content
  • transacting
  • problem solving
  • being safe and legal online

There is also information about foundation skills, which are typically required by those not currently using digital technology or using it in limited ways.

This is the first update of the basic digital skills framework since its original publication in 2015. Changes have been subject to wide consultation across:

  • employers
  • charities
  • national and local government departments
  • academics
  • individuals

The most significant change to the framework is the introduction of specific skills statements for life and work, to show progression.

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Essential digital skills framework – GOV.UK

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