Digital Skills

The Digital Skills Framework for Key Stage 3

The CCEA Digital Skills Framework for Key Stage 3 takes the concepts behind the three broad tiers of digital skills and applies them to the context of a learner within a school setting.

The framework should ensure that learners attending schools in Northern Ireland become:

  • Digital Citizens, with the skills to enable them to take part in digital aspects of society, safely and without hindrance;
  • Digital Workers, who are able to apply their digital skills to further their learning or in a work-related setting; and
  • Digital Makers, who are starting to build their own technology.

The Digital Skills Framework for Key Stage 3 provides some additional knowledge and understanding that is not explicitly outlined in the Levels of Progression in Using ICT.

Related Stages

Skills and Capabilities

Cross-Curricular Skills
Using ICT