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Digital Skills

Digital skills are the abilities needed to use digital devices, communication applications, and networks to access and manage information. They are essential for work, education, and everyday life.

 Digital skills can be divided into two main categories: 

  • Technical skills: These are the skills needed to use digital devices and software applications. They include things like using a computer, smartphone, or tablet; connecting to the internet; and using basic software applications like word processing and spreadsheets. 
  • Information and communication skills: These are the skills needed to find, evaluate, use, and share information using digital tools and technologies. They include things like searching the internet, using social media, and communicating via email and video conferencing. 

Digital skills are essential for work, education, and everyday life. There are many ways to develop your digital skills, so find a learning method that works for you and be patient. With a little effort, you can learn the digital skills you need to succeed in today's world.

Skills for Care have a range of free bitesize Digital Skills eLearning modules, in line with the Digital Skills Framework. The modules are designed to support people working in adult social care to develop their digital skills and gain knowledge and understanding on how digital, data and technology is used in the sector.


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