Staff development

Staff have opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and experience using digital delivery tools and techniques. They can access networks, events, communities of practice and champions to support them.

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Staff responsibilities

All staff have a clear understanding of their individual responsibilities for digital learning, wellbeing and online safety.

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  • Digital standards Shared aim

    Clear, nationally agreed standards for digital skills are in place to enable learners and staff to meet industry, private and public sector requirements, building on the digital competences developed during compulsory schooling.

  • Safe experience

    A safe and secure teaching and learning experience is enabled and managed for all learners and staff through provision of appropriate virtual and physical environments.

Learning opportunities

Access to appropriate professional learning opportunities develop staff confidence in the use of digital delivery techniques, and ability to identify suitable technologies, tools and devices to support their work.

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  • Coherence and accessibility

    The coherence and accessibility of digital learning is increased through a range of curriculum delivery methods that are appropriate to learner and employer needs, and offer learning opportunities in both the Welsh and English languages.

  • Understanding benefits Shared aim

    The benefits of digital technology, and possible barriers to their achievement, are understood by all staff including senior leaders.

Reflective practice

Teaching staff are able to ensure that their use of learning technologies adds value to learners’ experiences through reflective practice.

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  • Enhanced learning

    Learning is enhanced through the use of technology, wherever it is appropriate and beneficial to the learner.

  • Resource alignment Shared aim

    Staff, learning and business resources are aligned to enable efficient support of the continually evolving digital requirements of post-16 education.

Community participation

Staff enhance and update their digital competence through active participation in communities of practice, events and networks, both within and beyond their own organisation.

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  • Collaborative culture

    A culture of collaboration ensures that information and best practice are shared to drive effective use of digital skills to support leadership, learning and business processes.


Digital innovators or ‘champions’ support the dissemination of best practice through coaching and mentoring colleagues.

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  • Continual improvement

    Continual improvement of the learner experience and business processes is supported through effective and innovative use of digital technology.