Improving adult basic digital skills

Closes 10 Jan 2019

Opened 18 Oct 2018


We are seeking your views on plans to improve adult basic digital skills.

Please read the consultation document below which details the rationale for the government's approach to improving adult basic digital skills, and the annex which sets out the proposed national standards for basic digital skills.

Why We Are Consulting

We’re seeking the views of all those with an interest in improving adult basic digital skills on:

  • The draft national standards
  • Improving basic digital skills qualifications
  • Introducing a national entitlement to basic digital skills

Ofqual, the regulator for qualifications, examinations and assessments in England, will be running a parallel consultation on aspects such as the approach to titling the qualifications, coverage of the national standards and the structure of the qualifications. You will be able to view and respond to this separate consultation on Ofqual's website shortly.

We will use your feedback to inform how we develop and deliver improved adult basic digital skills training.

Give Us Your Views


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Training providers
  • Local authorities
  • Adult education providers
  • Further education colleges
  • Employers
  • Community representatives
  • Volunteers
  • Unions and representative organisations
  • Government bodies and departments


  • Training and development
  • Post-16 funding
  • Teaching and learning (SEND)
  • Work based training
  • Community learning
  • Lifelong learning