The Skills Toolkit Campaign: An hour to skill 2021

Written by HM Government

Free courses to help you learn new skills or get a new job.

Learn about:

  • practical maths
  • computer essentials
  • personal growth and wellbeing
  • professional development
  • business and finance
  • digital design and marketing
  • computer science and coding

An Hour to Skill

Set aside just one hour a week in 2021 to take free online courses that will not only improve your skills, but could also boost your future job prospects.

Our trusted course providers include The Open University, Google, Amazon and FutureLearn.

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How The Skills Toolkit can help

One in three people have used online learning to help them get a better job. On average, online learning can boost your annual pay by £3,640 too.

Expand your CV

A 2018 LinkedIn survey showed that more than half of the senior leaders and managers surveyed identified soft skills – like leadership, problem solving and project management – as their number one development priority.

The Skills Toolkit can help you build these skills, as well as offering short courses on networking, communication, personal development and wellbeing.

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Learn the basics, or refresh the fundamentals

82% of all job openings online require at least basic digital skills, such as using office programs like Microsoft Word or Excel.

Some of us haven’t thought about maths since secondary school. Others want to be more connected online, but don’t know where to start.
With The Skills Toolkit, you can brush up on both in your own time. For free.

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Earn more by learning coding, computer science or digital design

Salaries for more specialised digital roles tend to be 36% higher than average. In recent years, the number of digital jobs grew almost three times as quickly as other occupations.

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Recently graduated? Impress employers

If you’ve just left education, our free courses can help you impress an employer. Practical skills like coding, digital marketing or finance will help make your CV stand out.

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Employer? Share these free courses with your staff

94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career development.

Help boost team productivity and motivation by upskilling your employees with free, high-quality digital, numeracy and soft skills courses. All courses on The Skills Toolkit are free and available online, so your teams can learn flexibly from home at a time that suits them.

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Further information

To access the Skills Toolkit campaign page, please click here