Digital skills for life and work

Partner with us to deliver our new, fully-funded digital skills qualifications in 2020 and equip the people in your community with the skills they need for life and work in the digital age.

At BCS, we're covering the full EDSQ framework with four new qualifications at entry level 3 and level 1:

Essential Digital Skills for Life - entry level 3

Essential Digital Skills for Work - entry level 3

Essential Digital Skills for Life - level 1

Essential Digital Skills for Work - level 1

What is the government reform?

The Department for Education’s basic digital skills reform aims to support adults at risk of being left behind in the increasingly digital world. The reform introduces an entitlement (in England) to full funding for adults with no or low digital skills - and the development of new qualifications based on national standards setting out the digital skills people need to get on in life and work.


Your next step?

Simple, talk to us about accrediting your centre for EDSQ. Whether you're topping up your existing BCS accreditation or partnering with us for the first time, you'll be opening up exciting new opportunities through quality training and funding for the well-being and confidence of your learners.

Digital literacy guide

As the UK's professional body for IT, we're the experts in adult digital literacy education; download this guide to explore our current range of funded qualifications and units.

Download your copy (PDF)

Talk to us about EDSQ

We can walk you through your funding requirements and accreditation process so you're all set to take advantage of the government's new digital literacy programme.

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Skills for a digital world

Free on Thursday 19 March? Come along to our 2020 Digital Skills Conference at the ICC Conference, Birmingham and get the lowdown on the latest government skills reforms, market trends and insight, together with practical funding advice.

We’ll facilitate discussion from influential bodies such as the AELP, Digital Skills Partnerships, The Good Things Foundation, Lloyds Bank and the NHS who will be discussing reforms, baseline digital skills for society and providing a lens for educating people of all ages to succeed in a world where digital technology is automating ever more complex tasks. These talks and a panel discussion will look at what we should do collectively to make sure our country has the right educational infrastructure, capability and capacity to upskill the whole workforce.

Join in the debate to influence digital literacy policy