Digital Skills Support

student and teacher looking at screen

Following the House of Lords Select Committee report on Digital Skills and the comment that “workforce skills in further education are woefully inadequate” and the proposal that digital skills should be included in all further education courses including apprenticeships, the Foundation continues to support the development of digital skills for practitioners.

This year we are building on the Learning Futures programme using the outputs of the programme in four new modules developed with the Career College trust to help improve the digital skills of practitioners in the learning and skills sector.  The modules cover:

  • Video learning
  • Social Media in Teaching and Learning
  • Online Assessment
  • Effective use of Online Meeting and Webinar Technologies.

Each module provides five guided learning hours delivered online supported by a tutor.  These non-accredited courses are subsided by the Foundation and enrolment is now open.

A new programme will also be added shortly to help practitioners develop their personal skills to deliver level 2 Functional Skills IT programmes.

The resources of our past programmes, Learning Futures Programme and PROCAT Digital also remain available and two toolkits have been developed from the programmes to help the sector use the lesson learnt, polices and frameworks from the projects.