Develop your skills for free with The Skills Toolkit

82% of all job require basic digital skills, such as using office programs like Microsoft Word or Excel.

Some of us haven’t thought about maths since secondary school. Others want to be more connected online, but don’t know where to start. With The Skills Toolkit, you can brush up on both in your own time. For free.


The Digital Skills Toolkit – what is it?

The platform gives people access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills. It also enables progress in work and can boost job prospects. These are the skills which are highly valued by employers and sought after in a wide range of jobs.

With more people now working and studying from home, the platform offers a great opportunity to learn new skills. The platform also offers employees who have been furloughed an opportunity to keep up their skills development while at home.

What’s on offer?

Courses on offer cover a range of levels, from everyday maths and tools for using email and social media more effectively at work to more advanced training.

Individuals will be able to access courses helping them to create great online content developed by the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding, to understand the Fundamentals of Digital Marketing from Google Digital Garage and to learn how to code for data analysis from the Open University.

All courses are online and flexible, so people can work through them at their own pace.

This is just a first step towards assisting with the longer-term recovery to boost employability across the country, helping people to build up the skills employers need during time spent at home.

Learn about:

  • practical maths
  • computer essentials
  • personal growth and wellbeing
  • professional development
  • business and finance
  • digital design and marketing
  • computer science and coding

How the Toolkit can help

  • One in three people have used online learning to help them get a better job. On average, online learning can boost your annual pay by £3,640
  • Expand your CV
  • Learn the basics, or refresh the fundamentals
  • Earn more by learning coding, computer science or digital design (salaries for more specialised digital roles tend to be 36% higher than average)
  • Recently graduated? Impress employers
  • Employer? Share these free courses with your staff

Find out more on The Skills Toolkit website.



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