Understanding Essential Digital Skills CPD programme (Code: C0842)

This interactive course presents an overview of the Essential Digital Skills (EDS) framework and standards, and the resources and tools available to support teachers and managers. It offers an opportunity to develop knowledge and confidence to deliver EDS qualifications and share good practice.


Online - An overview of EDS for teachers and managers
Date: 15/11/2021
Price: no charge
Online - An overview of EDS for teachers and managers
Date: 12/01/2022
Price: no charge
No suitable dates or locations? Please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

Who is this for?

Teachers and managers who are preparing to deliver EDS qualifications or who wish to use the resources to develop practitioners' digital skills.

Teachers / tutors / trainers / lecturers / instructors / assessors / support staff who will be involved in delivering Essential Digital Skills training at Entry and Level 1 including those from:

  • ESOL
  • Offender Learning
  • PLW
  • SEND
  • ACL

Curriculum managers/leaders who will be involved in supporting delivering within the organisations:

  • Learning & Teaching / Curriculum / Quality / Improvement managers
  • CPD leads
  • Functional Skills leads  
  • Advanced practitioners

Training aim

Support teachers and managers, in developing their skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver the new EDS national standards to adult learners. 

The training will use a workshop approach and will focus on:  

  • Assessing strengths and professional development needs to help practitioners prepare for delivering EDS qualifications.
  • Exploring activities, materials and resources that support teaching of EDS competencies.
  • Exploring the ETF's Enhance Digital Teaching Platform (EnhanceDTP) and the resources and tools available.
  • Participating in communities of practice to share best practice.


You will have the knowledge and confidence to:

  • Further develop skills and ability to teach EDS courses.
  • Identify resources to support your own and others' CPD.
  • Identify next steps in relation to the CPD support programme for EDS.
  • Contribute to communities of practice.  


Delivery is online via video conference and the Enhance Digital Teaching Platform.

The session is 90 minutes.

There are pre-tasks that will take approximately an hour, (details will be sent in the joining instructions) and participants will be invited to contribute to the communities of practice, both during and after the session. 

Entry Requirements

To qualify for a place on this course you will need to be from an ESFA-funded learning provider and be from the funder's priority group which includes:

  • Further Education Colleges
  • Independent Training Providers
  • Adult Community Learning Providers
  • Any other type of ESFA-funded provider that offers Offender Learning, ESOL, Preparation for Life and Work and/or SEND and will be delivering Essential Digital Skills 

Numbers of places available per organisation are as follows:

  • Up to two people for a single organisation
  • For a group of providers, such as a group of colleges or an ITP with several locations, please register one delegate per college/location

Contact us

If this course is not currently available at a suitable date/location, please register your interest and we will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830
E: bookingsupport@etfoundation.co.uk