Online training & development

A great way to stand out from the crowd, is to take the initiative to do your own training. This could be broad communication or business skills, or specific to your sector/area of interest. Many short courses are available free of charge, but please be careful to establish the source of these, to see how well they are respected.

Here are some examples of online courses, to support you to develop your skills – will look great on your CV, too!

1. Digital Skills

For free digital and numeracy courses to build your skills – visit the Government website.

Google’s free online courses, covering digital skills and career development.

The Digital Skills Programme - a suite of courses with over 90 bite-sized animated videos, covering topics such as social media and digital marketing, to help people build digital skills for work or grow their business. 

2. Career and personal development

Youth Employment UK – Become a Young professional – Develop your life and work skills

Natwest Dream Bigger - Dream Bigger is a fully funded programme focused on developing transferrable entrepreneurial skills in 16-18 year old females across the UK.

Free courses from EtonX

Eton College is making several online self-study courses from the EtonX Future Skills Programme available free of charge to state school pupils in the UK. These courses are particularly appropriate for Year 11 and Year 13 pupils and offer training in skills important to life and to the workplace. I. Courses available are CV Writing, Creative Problem Solving, Interview Skills, Making an Impact, Resilience, Research Skills and Writing Skills. NOTE: Ask your school or teacher to get access for you.

Skills Builder Home learning hub to access a range of resources for building your essential skills in a home setting.

Future Learn - access the wide range of courses and learn new skills via online short courses

The Skills to Succeed Academy – interactive online training on a range of topics to help plan your career, get a job and succeed in employment.