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One hopes the training will include how to stay ‘cyber-secure’
The Government has announced plans to make training in basic digital skills FREE for adults lacking relevant qualifications.  The proposals, to be included in an amendment to the Digital Economy Bill, will mean publicly-funded basic digital skills training being offered free of charge to adults in England who need it.  Courses will be delivered by colleges & other adult education providers.  The Government will consult on the details of this new offer in the coming months.
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DfE:  Government plans to make the UK one of the most digitally-skilled nations

techUK:  Government announces plans for free basic digital skills training for adults

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