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EdTech: Digital literacy - the third essential skill


The government formally recognised digital skills as the third essential skill, together with English and Maths. This module looks at the framework and standards and considers how they might affect both ICT and other teaching staff.


This module will show you the implications of the UK Essential Digital Skills entitlement for professional practice


After completing the module, you will be able to:
- assess the impact of the UK Essential Digital Skills entitlement on your pedagogical practice
- review relevant learning and activities for opportunities to support and underpin delivery of the entitlement.

Digital Teaching Professional Framework

This module covers the EdTech component - C2 : Supporting study skills

  • Identify and solve technical problems when operating devices and using digital environments.
  • Adjust and customise digital environments to personal needs.
  • Identify, evaluate, select and use digital technologies and possible technological responses to solve a given task or problem.
  • Use digital technologies in innovative ways to create learning.
  • Understand where a learner's digital competence needs to be improved or updated.
  • Support others in their digital competence development.
  • Seek opportunities for selfdevelopment and to keep up-to-date with digital evolution.
More about the Digital Teaching Professional Framework

Taking note of your feedback
We greatly appreciate the time taken to provide us with feedback on each module. We regularly review all the feedback provided and use it to inform the development of new modules. Subject to funds being available and other constraints, we will amend existing modules where feedback shows this is required.
21st March 2020
Matthew Gordon

Our Response: Great thanks!
21st March 2020
Peter KIlcoyne

Our Response: Thank you, your feedback is important.
20th March 2020
dawn goodman

Our Response: Cool!
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Badge for Digital Literacy - Leading

This is the Leading stage, which recognises you have a high level of knowledge about Digital Literacy and can start to guide and support peers.