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The Skills Toolkit

The Skills Toolkit is an online platform giving you easy access to free, high-quality courses to 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.

There are lots of different courses to choose from in digital, numeracy and transferable soft skills. All courses are online and flexible, so you can boost your skills in your own time and at your own pace.

Available to:



Varies from 20 minutes to 70 hours

Age restriction:

All ages

Course type:

Online, Short courses



How to apply:

To find a course for you, visit The Skills Toolkit

Woman using a laptop to boost her skills online

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.

The Skills Toolkit is an easy way to kickstart your learning, for free. This online platform brings together a mix of high-quality courses from leading providers.

Whether you’re looking to boost your existing skills or learn something entirely new, there’s a large range of courses to choose from to help you build up these in-demand skills and get ahead in work.

Courses Available:

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. They’re all online and flexible, so you can boost your skills around your other commitments and at your own pace.

Courses are available in digital, numeracy and transferable skills and there are a wide variety of different subjects available, so there’s something for everyone.

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.



Eligibility Criteria:

The Skills Toolkit is open to everyone.

How to Apply:

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


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