Digital Competence Framework

Supporting learners thrive in an increasingly digital world.

Digital competence is one of 3 cross-curricular responsibilities, alongside literacy and numeracy. It focuses on developing digital skills which can be applied to a wide range of subjects and scenarios.

The Framework has 4 strands of equal importance, each with a number of elements.

Citizenship – which includes:

  • Identity, image and reputation

  • Health and well-being

  • Digital rights, licensing and ownership

  • Online behaviour and cyberbullying.


Interacting and collaborating – which includes:

  • Communication

  • Collaboration

  • Storing and sharing.


Producing – which includes:

  • Planning, sourcing and searching

  • Creating

  • Evaluating and improving.


Data and computational thinking – which includes:

  • Problem solving and modelling
  • Data and information literacy

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