BDSS - Get Your Skates On... June 15th is the cut-off

I have picked up the link and details for responding to the "Basic Digital Skills Standards" review and pasted them below.  It is VITAL that as Digital Leaders we take more than a cursory glance at the proposed standards and respond accordingly.


Is there an official "Digital Leaders"  response being compiled or developed? would be good to have in hand and a great flag to wave at the Digital Leaders Awards.

Basic Digital Skills Standards

Deadline now approaching - please respond by 15 June

If you haven't provided feedback yet, please take this opportunity to have your say now. Many thanks in advance for your invaluable contribution! 

The Tech Partnership has been asked by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to define the standards for basic digital skills – the skills that everyone needs for life in a digitally-enabled world; for getting into employment; and for success in the world of work. The Partnership is creating these standards with input from Doteveryone and the Tinder Foundation, drawing on their substantial experience in this area. 
This work takes forward a recommendation from a recent government commissioned review of publicly funded digital skills qualifications.

These standards will underpin a range of activities from the development of new qualifications to a clearer articulation of what skills are required for digital literacy, which will inform skills planning activity. Please take the opportunity to review and comment on them

The draft standards can be downloaded here and you are invited to feedback through the online questionnaire. If you prefer, you may email comments to the Tech Partnership’s Head of Standards and Qualifications, Dr Tony Venus.
The consultation is open until June 15 2016.

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