Want to boost your digital skills?

Over the past few years, the world has shifted to become more digital, especially when it comes to the workplace. If you need to brush up on your social media skills, or want to get to grips with the digital landscape, explore a few of our digital skills resources and enjoy free online training.

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Skills for Tomorrow

Learn the basics of social media for business, find out more about cyber security and discover the basics of coding – all for free.

VIsit the BT website

Excel Easy

Microsoft Excel training

If you’re a beginner to Microsoft Excel, these free tutorials can help you understand the basics of the programme, get to know functions and formulas, and improve your data analysis skills. 


Visit the Excel Easy website

Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank Academy

Achieve your goals with free digital skills learning from Lloyds Bank, covering a range of topics such as working with spreadsheets, improving your CV and creating social media content.

Visit the Lloyds Bank Academy


Digital Garage

Get free digital marketing qualifications and develop your career with free courses from the world’s biggest search engine.


Visit the Digital Garage website

iDEA Award

Inspiring Digital Enterprise

Develop digital, enterprise and employability skills – with everything from coding to growth hacking – for free with bite-sized courses. 


Visit the iDEA website


LinkedIn Learning

Discover thousands of courses in web development, design, business skills, and online marketing, with a free month available to new members.

Visit LinkedIn

Learn My Way

Get online

Learn how to use the internet safely and effectively with free online courses, with additional advice on how to apply for jobs online.

Viait the Learn My Way website


Office 365 Training Centre

Learn how to make the most of Microsoft Office’s different programs on any device – so whether you want to work smarter or just need to brush up on your Word skills, watch Microsoft’s videos and tips.


Visit the Office 365 Training Centre

National Careers Service

Skills toolkit

Find out more about free courses to help you learn new skills or change jobs, including a huge range of digital courses. 

Visit the National Careers Service website


UK Learns

UK Learns provides access to some of the world’s best quality, certified courses that employers value. Many are currently free of charge while the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing.


Visit the Pearson website

Adult Education in Gloucestershire

IT skills training

Adult Education in Gloucestershire offers basic level IT and computer skills training to help you get into the workplace and gain a better understanding of programs like the Microsoft Office suite.

Visit the GCC website

Gloucestershire Library Network

Free PC usage

If you don’t have a computer at home, all Gloucestershire libraries provide access for PCs for the general public to use. All you need is a library card. All libraries also offer free WiFi to help you get online with your phone or tablet. 

Visit the Gloucestershire Libraries website

Learning and training

Gloucestershire College

Computing and IT courses

From the basics of Excel to game design, Gloucestershire College offers a wide range of full- and part-time courses to build on your digital knowledge.

Visit the Gloucestershire College website

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

IT and computing courses

Become a cyber security expert or boost your computer confidence with full- and part-time courses at SGS.

Visit the SGS website

University of Gloucestershire

Degree-level courses

Find out more about the University of Gloucestershire’s computing courses, allowing you to get industry ready in a range of digital arenas, from game design and cyber security to applied artificial intelligence. 

Visit the University of Gloucestershire website

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