Want to learn a new skill while at home?
Find free, high quality digital and numeracy courses in The Skills Toolkit.

Digital and numeracy skills are amongst those that are most sought after by employers, and can help you progress in work and boost your job prospects. Digital skills can be anything from using social media and staying safe online to coding, programming or digital marketing.

You can choose from a selection of high quality courses put together in collaboration with experts. Find a level and time to study that’s right for you. The Skills Toolkit makes it easy for you to boost your skills.

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Why improve your digital skills?

Digital skills are valuable and sought after for all kinds of jobs.

  • 82% of all job vacancies require digital skills [1]
  • Roles requiring digital skills pay 29% more than those that don’t [2]
  • In recent years, the number of digital jobs grew almost three times as quickly as other occupations [3]

We know lockdown has made life difficult for many of us, but if you can find the time, grab this opportunity to build up your existing skill set and discover new talents.

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Stories from people who have taken digital courses

“Free courses are a great way of dipping into subjects, to test the waters as it were and to build some confidence. Maybe some subjects aren't as scary as one might think.”

OpenLearn learner from The Open University

“Thank you for this course. Hugely informative and has provided great comfort during this unusual time. It has made me think about what can be achieved and it has added to my C.V. Bite-size learning is brilliant.”

FutureLearn learner about the ‘Learn About Current Digital Workplace Trends’ course from the Institute of Coding & University of Leeds

"A free course but loaded with rich stuff. It was great.”

OpenLearn learner about the ‘Introduction to Cyber Security: Stay Safe Online’ course from The Open University

“I personally believe this course has been really helpful to understand what to consider if you want to create great content especially when you want to create a successful social media campaign to launch or promote your own business. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

FutureLearn learner about the ‘How to Create Great Online Content’ course from the Institute of Coding & University of Leeds

With thanks to The Open University, FutureLearn, Good Things Foundation, Lloyds Bank, Google Digital Garage, Cisco Networking Academy, Accenture, University of Leeds and Institute of Coding.

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