On Monday 11 May 2020, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education, responded to a written question regarding the guidance the Department for Education has issued to providers of further education, to ensure that students maintain access to digital learning.
In her response, Gillian Keegan MP outlined the work that the Government have been doing to provide technology support, and provides a link to the Government’s latest guidance on technology support during the coronavirus crisis.
The full written question can be found below:
Further Education: Digital Technology
Department for Education
11 May 2020
Chi Onwurah: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to providers of further education to ensure that low-income students maintain access to digital learning.
Gillian Keegan: We would like to thank all the colleges that switched to online learning so that students can continue their studies. Colleges are able to provide digital devices and internet access to disadvantaged 16-19-year-old students using their flexible bursary funding. We have ensured that they can apply for additional funding to do this if needed. Our latest guidance on technology support during COVID-19 is set out below: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-help-with-technology-for-remote-education-during-coronavirus-covid-19.