Department for education - skills toolkit

The Department for Education has provided a Skills Toolkit focusing on what employers need the most during COVID-19.

‘An Hour to Skill’ is a new campaign to inspire the nation to spend one hour a week learning online with The Skills Toolkit. These high-quality, online courses aim to further develop skills that employers are looking for, such as communicating effectively at work, practical maths, boosting digital skills and how to build a professional online presence. 

The Skills Toolkit is an online platform giving people easy access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help them build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.

The platform offers a range of courses at all levels, from introductory to advanced, which were chosen in consultation with top businesses and educational experts. It is open to everyone, whether they have recently been furloughed and want to learn new skills, are out of work and looking to build up their CV, or if they’re just keen to keep their mind healthy and busy during time spent at home.

Focussing on the skills many employers need the most, the Skills Toolkit is a first step towards recovery, helping to boost the nation’s growth and productivity.

Further information and access to the resource is available on the HM Government website.

Updated 7 January 2021