Digital Champion training

Digital Champions are your existing staff or volunteers that work with people and will be delivering the devices and providing support for them to get online and use the devices confidently, safely and effectively. 

Full information and support for Digital Champions is available on a dedicated area of the website.

We’ve also created a role description that you can use to help recruit Digital Champions. Feel free to use this or adapt it for your own needs. 

There are two training courses available: 

  • Core Digital Champion Training – this 2.5 hour session explores the essentials of being a Digital Champion, delivering support remotely, and engaging with new learners who lack digital skills and confidence.
  • Digital Champions for Families, Children and Young People – this 2.5 hour session is our new training for Phase 2. In this session we will explore some of the unique aspects of supporting families, children and young people to use the internet confidently and safely. 

We deliver both sessions on Zoom and Teams a few times a week. We usually add in new dates three weeks in advance. You can book to attend online

Digital Champions should attend at least one of these sessions, and they are encouraged to attend both if they are working with families, children and young people. 

We keep a record of the numbers of people attending from each organisation, from both Phase 1 and Phase 2. We would expect to see the appropriate proportion of Digital Champions from each organisation based on how many devices they have received. If you haven’t released staff/volunteers for Digital Champion training as outlined in your grant agreement we will follow-up with you individually. This could impact on your ability to participate in any future rounds of Connecting Scotland.