Digital functional skills qualifications: proposed subject content

Closed 11 Jul 2019

Opened 16 May 2019


The Department for Education is seeking views on the proposed subject content for new digital functional skills qualifications.

Why we are consulting

The Government is reforming functional skills qualifications to improve their relevance and content, and to build their recognition and credibility in the labour market.  

The consultation document asks questions on the proposed content for new digital functional skills qualifications. These will replace ICT functional skills qualifications from 2021.

In parallel with this consultation, Ofqual, the examinations regulator, is consulting on revised regulatory requirements.


  • Teachers
  • Headteachers
  • Training providers
  • Adult education providers
  • Further education colleges
  • Independent specialist colleges
  • Young people


  • Education
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  • Teaching and learning (SEND)
  • Equality
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work based training
  • Lifelong learning