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Are your staff and students equipped to thrive in a digital world?

About building digital capability

Workplaces are changing. It is estimated that, in 20 years' time, 90% of all jobs will require people to work with digital technologies. Already, 72% of large firms struggle to recruit workers with digital skills. 

To live, learn and work in a digital society, your students need to develop the digital skills that employers want now, as well as the confidence and deeper-seated capabilities that will enable them to progress in their careers and adapt to emerging technologies. Our own research shows that students expect their college or university to deliver this alongside their degree or vocational training.

Help your students and staff thrive in a digital world

What building digital capability offers

Access to our discovery tool

Our discovery tool allows staff and students to reflect on their digital capabilities and helps you to:

  • Identify current strengths and areas for development
  • Give staff and students a personalised report with suggested next steps and resources
  • Surface your local development opportunities
  • Provide a picture of how your staff and students feel about their digital skills with data dashboards

Organisational models

  • These show what a digitally capable organisation might look like
  • Provides a step-by-step approach to help you wherever you are on your journey

Dedicated website

A community of practice

Training and consultancy

I found the discovery tool really well put together, it is clear and concise and arguably has more traction and weight having been developed by an external organisation.

Richard Fullylove, strategic ILT manager/rheolwr TDG strategol, Coleg y Cymoedd

Benefits to your organisation

The service will enable your organisation to: 

  • Support digital leaders and equip them to plan an effective digital transformation
  • Help staff understand why digital capability matters
  • Help students develop digital skills that will prepare them for the workplace of the future
  • Engage in conversations about digital skills using a common language
  • Enable the reward and recognition of digital skills
  • Get more value from your investment in digital
  • Capture data to inform future investment decisions
  • Benchmark your progress against peer organisations

Creating a digitally enabled organisation

Our building digital capability and digital experience insights services are a direct response to the challenges you told us you face. See how combining them can really make your investment count (pdf)


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  • Left panel - Our digital experience insights surveys provide powerful data to help you understand how your students, staff and researchers are using the technology you offer. Use this to form strategic and operational decisions about the digital environment.
  • Centre panel - Our building digital capabilities service includes our innovative discovery tool that provides detailed, anonymised data on the digital capabilities and needs of your staff and students. Improve digital capabilities using organisational and national benchmarking data.
  • Right panel - Vital data that informs and evidences year-on-year improvements.