Vision for post-16 digital skills developed in Wales

The Welsh government’s Digital 2030 initiative has been developed with support from edtech not-for-profit Jisc

A nationally-agreed vision for post-16 digital skills in Wales, up to the year 2030, has been developed by the Welsh government in partnership with Jisc.

The initiative, Digital 2030, will help ensure that current learners will have the digital capabilities and confidence to succeed, and support the Welsh economy. Clear aims and objectives have been laid out, relating to key areas such as leadership and management, curriculum delivery, assessment, and staff development.


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The strategy targets all post-16 education in Wales.

Digital 2030 shares the vision of Jisc’s Education 4.0 project, and provides opportunities for learners to engage and re-engage with learning throughout their lives. This includes those who wish to pursue new interests, those who want to upskill or progress in their career, and those who hope to retrain.

Alyson Nicholson, head of Jisc Wales, said: “The Digital 2030 framework will help providers right across Wales realise the benefits and opportunities digital technologies bring to teaching, learning and employability.”

The Digital 2030 framework will help providers right across Wales realise the benefits and opportunities digital technologies bring to teaching, learning and employability.
– Alyson Nicholson, Jisc Wales

The framework was built through collaboration across Welsh further education, skills, and adult learning sectors, involving input from 300 staff and learners, the contributions of 80 objective-building workshop participants, peer reviews by leadership members from 65 learning providers, and the backing of the Welsh government.

Digital 2030 is an extension of the Digital Competence Framework, already available to schools throughout Wales.

Minister for education in Wales, Kirsty Williams, said: “The world is changing and we need to equip learners of all ages with the skills they need for the digital future. This means ensuring our classrooms and further education settings keep up with emerging technologies.”


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An interactive guide supporting the implementation of the Digital 2030 initiative, which contains more than 100 resources to encourage the development and delivery of digital practices, is available at https://digital2030wales.jisc.ac.uk/

Educators interested in adopting and developing this framework can contact wales@jisc.ac.uk