Levelling up through digital, computing and technology skills

Technical skills are a major barrier to growth for many of the UK’s fastest growing companies. The ScaleUp Institute’s Annual Review revealed that 66% of scaleups cite technical skills as the key issue of today, and 7 in 10 say access to talent is a key barrier to their growth.

This report outlines the scale of need and proposes that digital, computing and technology skills education adopt a transparent grading process – similar to the UK music grading system – that would be applicable for all ages. Coupled with wider initiatives such as the National Academy, this will provide a valuable addition to the digital skills landscape.