Further Education: Digital Technology:Written question - 42027

Q
Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
Asked on: 01 May 2020
Department for Education
Further Education: Digital Technology
Commons
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.
A
Answered by: Gillian Keegan
Answered on: 11 May 2020

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.

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