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The Skills Toolkit

The Skills Toolkit is a range of free, high-quality online courses designed to fit around you. Using the Skills Toolkit could help you build up your skills, boost your CV and progress in work.

It’s open to everyone, whether you’re out of work or thinking about changing jobs, have just graduated, or just keen to keep your mind healthy and busy – there’s something for you.

Available to:



Varies from 20 minutes to 3 days

Age restriction:

All ages

Course type:

Online, Short courses



How to apply:

To find a course for you, visit The Skills Toolkit

What it can lead to:

Digital, numeracy and transferable skills, like communicating confidently or handling stressful situations, are some of the most sought-after by employers. Developing these skills can strengthen your CV and help you stand out from the crowd.

Whether you’re looking to develop your existing skills or learn something entirely new, there’s a large range of courses to help you develop and get ahead in work.

About the courses:

All courses on The Skills Toolkit are free and have been developed by leading providers like Google, the Open University, and Cisco.

Courses range from quick 20-minute refreshers to longer courses of a few weeks. All the courses are online and flexible, so you can learn around your other commitments and at your own pace.

Subjects include:

  • Digital skills – from getting to grips with using computers to more advanced courses in digital marketing, coding, or computer science.
  • Numeracy skills – including practical maths or introductions to bookkeeping.
  • Transferable skills – from presentation or leadership skills to courses on resilience and wellbeing.

How to Apply:

Visit The Skills Toolkit to find a free, online course for you.


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