Delivering Digital Functional Skills 

Delivering Digital Functional Skills

Facilitator: Christine Edwards QTLS, Creating Excellence

22 August, 2024   Add to calendar

10:00 am - 11:30 am


It has taken several years for Digital Skills to be reformed and brought in line with the Essential Digital Skills framework, but now in place providers need to be able to adjust to the new requirements. 

Digital Skills is a key focus and has been a legal entitlement for adults since August 2020, alongside maths and English at Level 2, this change is therefore significant within apprenticeships. While Digital Functional Skills are not a mandatory option in most apprenticeships, they provide part of the wider perspective of providing training that is considered essential for adults to be able to thrive in Modern Britain. Although based on the same framework as Essential Digital Skills, Digital Functional Skills are very different. These qualifications have been designed to be relevant to the workplace and could be beneficial for apprentices. 

This interactive webinar will provide the information necessary to embrace the change and make the necessary adjustments to learning programmes required to support the different expectations. 

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The content will cover:

  • The Digital Framework that informs the Digital Functional Skills;
  • The expectations of the Digital Functional Skills qualifications;
  • The value of Digital Functional Skills;
  • Implementation and resource considerations;
  • Taking things forward.


The webinar will provide the core information needed to be able to deliver Digital Functional Skills, covering the IT skills required and support providers in ensuring that their provision meets the needs of these qualifications and the adult educational legal entitlement.

Digital Skills are an essential life skill and supporting this area of development provides an opportunity to positively impact society, offering an opportunity for providers to consider widening their provision to encompass this workplace relevant Digital Functional Skill.


Target Audience


FE and Skills Providers

This webinar is suitable for:

  • Curriculum developers who are not fully aware of the requirements for Digital Functional Skills;
  • Providers who have recognised the value of these qualifications and identified as an area for growth;
  • Educators who are delivering Functional ICT and need to transition to the new qualifications.


This webinar is not suitable for:

Providers who are fully aware of the requirements of Digital Functional Skills and have plans in place, or have already effectively transitioned to the new qualifications.