Digital literacy funding for adults
The Government has announced it will fully fund IT courses for adults so that ‘digital literacy’ is put on a similar level to English and Maths. The programme will be funded from the existing £1.5 billion annual Adult Education Budget.
Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, said: ‘In today’s digital economy, being able to use modern technology and navigate the Internet should be considered as important as English and Maths. But too many people struggle to get by, with more than ten million adults in England lacking the basic digital skills they need."