EDSQ (Essential Digital Skills qualifications)

EDSQ Entry and Level 1 submission update 26th August 2020: Ofqual has suggested a few amendments before they can approve our qualifications. Pearson are currently working with Ofqual and our subject specialists to make these amendments and prepare for re-submission in mid-September. 

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Essential Digital Skills qualifications (EDSQs) will be available later this year and will be automatically funded for adults who don’t have the basic digital skills they need for life and work.

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Learners with no or low digital skills will benefit from accessing a fully funded and up-to-date qualification that reflects the evolving digital landscape.

The Essential Digital Skills framework defines the digital skills adults need to safely benefit from, participate in and contribute to the digital world. These qualifications are suitable for all ages and support the development of key digital skills such as using devices, creating and editing digital media, using technology to communicate, buying and transacting online, and how to stay safe and secure when using technology.

Qualifications will be available in Entry Levels and Level 1 and available to teach in England only.

The Essential Digital Skills standards are:

  1. Using devices and handling information
  2. Creating and editing
  3. Communicating
  4. Transacting
  5. Being safe and responsible online

Essential Digital Skills webinar

The EDSQ suite of qualifications are based on Standards set by the DfE. From September 2020 these qualifications will be available for adults to support them in developing important fundamental skills in using technology in today’s digital world. These webinar clips outline the content of these qualifications, how they’ll be assessed, and what funding they will attract.

EDSQ webinar clips
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