The Skills Toolkit
The Skills Toolkit is made up of free online courses, tools and resources to help you improve your digital and numeracy skills. The Department for Education has consulted some of the country’s leading educational experts and employers to make up a collection of high quality resources to suit a range of interests and skill levels.
This list of resources is not exhaustive and there are many other resources available. We will keep this under review and may update the list from time to time.
Digital and numeracy skills are amongst those that are most sought after by employers, and can help you progress in work and boost your job prospects. Digital skills can be anything from using social media and staying safe online to coding, programming or digital marketing.
You can choose from a selection of high quality courses put together in collaboration with experts. Find a level and time to study that’s right for you. The Skills Toolkit makes it easy for you to boost your skills.
Why improve your digital skills?
Digital skills are valuable and sought after for all kinds of jobs.
- 82% of all job vacancies require digital skills 
- Roles requiring digital skills pay 29% more than those that don’t 
- In recent years, the number of digital jobs grew almost three times as quickly as other occupations 
We know lockdown has made life difficult for many of us, but if you can find the time, grab this opportunity to build up your existing skill set and discover new talents.