Competence to use information and communication technologies (ICT).
Within populations, the gap between those who can access and use ICT effectively and those who cannot.
A key competence which involves the confident and critical use of Information Society Technology (IST) for work, leisure and communication. It is underpinned by basic skills in ICT: the use of computers to retrieve, assess, store, produce, present and exchange information, and to communicate and participate in collaborative networks via the Internet.
The number of learners who remain on a course to the end, regardless of whether they achieve any qualification or unit(s) towards a qualification.