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Digital Champions Network

Logos - DCN_FullColourThe Digital Kent team are developing a network of digital champions to support and improve the digital skills of individuals within our communities. Our Digital Champions are volunteers and can be anyone who is willing to support someone with their digital skills and confidence. They do not have to be a technical genius, but be patient, understanding and a strong communicator.

As a Digital Champion, you may support your colleagues, friends and family or members of the community in a variety of ways. It is a voluntary position with a heap of reward!

Currently, our network is open for anyone over the age 18. We are working with our partners to create a Youth Digital Champions programme in due course.

Become a Digital Champion. Join our Network. 

Still have some questions? If so, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

After you have completed the expression of interest form, you will receive an automated email (please check your junk/spam) which will outline the next steps to becoming an Active Champion in our Network. The immediate steps are: 

  • The Digital Champion Network Agreement, which you will be required to read, sign and return by email to digitalinclusion@kent.gov.uk
  • A member of the Digital Kent team will be in touch to complete the DBS process for you. This will include attending an ID verification meeting. Guidance on this can be found on GOV.UK
  • You will receive your login details by email to the Digital Champions Network platform (powered by Digital Unite).
    Log in, complete your profile and complete the foundation/induction courses, which includes: 
    • Digital Champion Essentials. 
    • Keeping you and your learners safe.

Once you have become an active Digital Champion:

  • You can request the Digital Champion Welcome Pack by completing this form. 
  • You can add the signature banner to your e-mail or LinkedIn profile (attached to your Welcome email).
  • Start receiving:
    • regular opportunities bulletin from Digital Kent team with opportunities for you to get involved in. 
    • regular communication from Digital Unite and Digital Kent. 
  • Be invited: 
    • to networking events across the county. 
    • to join the Microsoft Teams channel for Kent Digital Champions.