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What is Digital Competence? [Beth yw Cymhwysedd Digidol?]

What is Digital Competence? Beth yw Cymhwysedd Digidol?



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 Digital Competence Framework (DCF), which has been developed by practitioners from Pioneer Schools, supported by external experts, has 4 strands of equal importance, each with a number of elements - see graphic below.

To read learn more about:

  • the DCF, please visit the Welsh Assembly website click here
  • the Donaldson report & the changes to the Curriculum in Wales click here