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Introducing Digital Functional Skills
We’re delighted to announce that we've successfully completed the Ofqual technical evaluation process, and we've been approved to offer the new Digital Functional Skills qualifications. This makes us among the first Awarding Organisations approved to deliver Digital Functional Skills from August 2023.Learn more
Our qualifications, assessment methods and resources cover a wide breadth of career pathways in the digital sector. We provide qualifications in subjects as diverse as cyber security, data, network engineering, digital support, and digital infrastructure.
We’re passionate about creating qualifications that empower workers with the skills they’ll need to succeed. Whether learners are more interested in creative or technical fields within digital and technology, we develop qualifications that empower them with the internal resources they’ll need to progress.
Whatever qualification we’re developing – for whatever stage of our learners’ lives and career journeys – you’ll find the same commitment to empowering progression. From our Essential Digital Skills qualifications to our cutting-edge Higher Level Technical Qualifications, all qualifications give learners the skills to successfully progress onto further education or employment.
Opportunities in digital
Digital skills are no longer optional, and are essential for entry for two-thirds of UK jobs (which is 82% of all online vacancies) according to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Employees in these roles can also expect higher wages than those entering non-digital roles.
The Open University’s panel of entrepreneurs anticipate that 8 out of 10 of the top future jobs with skills gaps are in digital. To make sure our qualifications fill those gaps, we’re constantly working with further education (FE) providers, higher education (HE) providers, training agencies, industry practitioners, employers, and subject matter experts.
Collaborating for success
We work closely with a wide range of national and multi-national organisations to make sure our qualifications are empowering learners to fill the gaps needed for the future of the digital sector.
Join our movement
We’re always looking to partner with organisations who share our vision and values. Can you help us develop a smarter education eco-system?
On the blog
We sit down with James Lane, our Sector Manager for Digital Creative and Design, to get an understanding of three of the most common programming languages and the career opportunities they hold.Read the article
Product Manager David Redden discusses why there’s still a stigma attached to digital shortfalls, outlining how providers and colleges can become role models in the sector.Read the article
Educational charity and leader in vocational and technical learning, NCFE, has been approved to offer Digital Functional Skills qualifications (DFSQ) following technical evaluation by Ofqual.Read the article
What makes a strong password? Why is having a strong password so important? Our Sector Manager for Digital, Creative and Design, James Lane, answers your questions.Read the article