Digital skills

The future of work is going through transformational change. The importance of having a strong foundational understanding of digital skills for employability and entrepreneurship is essential to every young person’s chance of succeeding in the future economy.

For the last three years we’ve run a pioneering scheme called Nominet Digital Neighbourhood. We will be exploring this theme further in 2019, building on our strategic partnerships with micro:bit education foundation and Livity.

We aim to provide foundational digital skills to at least 250,000 young people by 2020.


Scouts Digital Citizen Badge

Scouts Digital Citizen badge

We are helping the Scouts develop a new curriculum for its Digital Citizen badge to better equip young people with the tools they need to thrive both offline and online.

To help us develop the new curriculum we commissioned research into what it means to be a Digital Citizen in 2019, identifying the key areas associated with Digital Citizenship where Scouting could help young people. Read the research here.

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micro:bit Educational Foundation

As a founding partner alongside companies such as the BBC, Microsoft and ARM, we are working closely with the micro:bit Educational Foundation to significantly improve access to digital skills resources for KS3 pupils and teachers throughout England. Our latest programme will transform the micro:bit online platform so that a young person’s journey with technology in schools is rewarding, inspiring and fun.

Nominet Digital Neighbourhood

A unique digital skills training and work experience programme that pioneers a new approach to tackling two of the UK’s most pressing digital challenges. In partnership with Livity, we matched young people with professional digital skills to local SMEs seeking to boost their digital capability. We provided over 200 opportunities for young people and have produced a free toolkit to help other local authorities and bodies implement the programme in their communities. The programme was a finalist in the 2018 AbiltyNet Tech4good awards.

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Digital inclusion

Find out how we're tackling digital exclusion for people with disabilities.

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Digital transformation

Find out how we're working with disadvantaged young people to transform their lives using the power of digital.

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Public benefit

Find out how we're planning to help a million young people aged 11-25 in the UK.

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