Quality assured Digital Skills and Microsoft Office learning and assessment content. From basic digital literacy and skills through to advanced Microsoft Excel and Word training.
There is a clear link between staff increasing their IT skills and increased productivity in the workplace but don't take our word for it... In a survey of 3000 staff, over 90% stated they had increased their productivity in the workplace having undergone IT Training as part of the IT Skills Pathway.
How often have you seen a job description that asks for "good IT skills", "sound knowledge of Microsoft Office" or something similar? The trouble is, these tend to be very subjective terms. By implementing the IT Skills Pathway, you can provide your organisation with an objective, measurable standard that is accompanied by customisable assessment and learning tools.
Whilst every organisation has different IT skills requirements, we believe there are certain core skills required by all staff. The IT Skills Pathway "for the Workplace" courses provide you with these core skills and also allows you to customise course content to suit your individual organisational needs. Designing, authoring and hosting your own learning is a time consuming and costly process. The IT Skills Pathway provides you with a system where this hard work has already been done for you - releasing your training staff to concentrate on other projects.
Triggered when the completion due date for a course is approaching and once it has passed.
Triggered when the system or a system administrator enrols you on a new course.
Triggered when you have completed a course with a link to the evaluation and or certificate for the course.
Triggered when you have not accessed an IT Skills Pathway course for more than 6 months and have not completed it. The email will link to a form asking for feedback on why you didn't finish the course.
Triggered 6 months after completion of an IT Skills Pathway course. The email will link to a form asking for feedback on how useful the course has been in the workplace since completing it.
Triggered when a course is added to your to-do list by the system because a previous course completion has reached the end of its validity period.
Triggered when your supervisor completes verification of your progress against an activity.
NHS England (NHSE) is committed to making its websites accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (Accessibility Regulations).
This accessibility statement applies to Digital Learning Solutions (DLS). DLS is a free of charge resource for public sector health and care organisations in England and can be accessed by users at home or work. It provides diagnostic tools to assess your current skill level and then subsequently suggests a learning path.
This website is run by NHSE. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
For example, that means you should be able to:
We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. However, some of our content is technical, and we use technical terms where there is no easier wording which we could use without changing what the text means.
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability, which can be found here: https://abilitynet.org.uk/.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
1.1 some pages are not written in plain English
1.2 most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
1.3 some of our online forms are difficult to navigate using just a keyboard
1.4 you cannot skip to the main content when using a screen reader
We have provided accessibility support on the website, which can be found here: https://www.dls.nhs.uk/v2/LearningSolutions/AccessibilityHelp.
DLS also hosts a variety of digital resources such as Word documents, PDF documents, videos and e-learning content developed by third parties. We also link to websites and resources hosted on third party platforms.
The Accessibility Regulations do not apply to third-party content that is neither funded nor developed by, nor under the control of NHSE.
Some of the third-party organisations whose content we host have provided their own accessibility statements covering their e-learning content and their contact details should be available on their help pages.
If you need information on this website in a different format, then contact us at email@example.com and tell us:
4.1 your name and email address
4.2 which e-learning resource you are enquiring about
4.3 the format you need, for example, easy read, audio CD, Braille, BSL or large print, accessible PDF
We’ll review your request and aim to respond within 10 days.
You can also view the accessible document policy of the organisation that published the document to report any problems or request documents in an alternative format.
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Accessibility Regulations. If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) here: https://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/.
NHSE is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018, which can be found here: https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/952/regulation/4/made.
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, which can be found here: https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons:
We recognise that some of the DLS e-learning content doesn’t comply with the Accessibility Regulations. Some content is not screen reader compatible, some content is not keyboard navigable, some content does not follow Web Content Accessibility Guidelines accessibility standards, and some video content does not contain closed captions or transcripts.
While we have endeavoured to ensure the DLS website is as compliant as possible, we believe that auditing the e-learning content specifically for its compliance with the Accessibility Regulations would be a disproportionate burden.
You can read the disproportionate burden statement here: https://www.hee.nhs.uk/disproportionate-burden-statement
9.3.1 PDFs and non-HTML documents
Many documents are not accessible in a number of ways including missing text alternatives and missing document structure.
The Accessibility Regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. Please refer here: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/952/regulation/4/made.
This statement was prepared on 14 November 2022. It was last updated on 17 March 2023.
This website was last tested on 10 November 2022. The test was carried out by Cyber-Duck. The sessions chosen to be tested were the most accessed pages and the pages that the learners interact with the most. DLS was tested in relation to the following accessibility requirements: