The Skills Toolkit
New Skills Toolkit launched by the government to support furloughed workers and other individuals that want to upskill with an initial focus on digital and numeracy skills.
Digital and numeracy skills are highly valued by employers and sought after in a wide range of jobs. With more people working and studying remotely at the moment, this new government platform offers a great opportunity to learn new skills to help to get ahead online and gain the knowledge we’ll all need for the future. The platform also offers employees who have been furloughed an opportunity to keep up their skills development while they are at home.
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.
For more information about the courses on offer click here: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/find-a-course/the-skills-toolkit