Coronavirus: Range of online learning available to upskill and retrain staff

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£1.7 million investment to provide a range of online skills support to upskill and retrain people whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19

The funding will be used be deliver a range of online learning for individuals whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19. This initiative will create almost 2,000 free places on short online courses delivered by the local further education colleges and universities.

These courses are fully accredited and include opportunities from entry to postgraduate levels, focusing on skills identified by industry, including:

  • digital skills
  • essential skills
  • employability skills
  • leadership and management

In addition, a range of courses aligned to work in the health and social care sector have been funded. This is in direct response to the demands placed on this sector throughout the public health emergency.

All courses will be delivered online and participation will be flexible to fit around the busy lives of individuals, many of whom may be working from home or providing support to children or vulnerable relatives. All courses include an accredited qualification and must be completed by 30 November 2020.

View a full portfolio of the available free online courses.


First published 12 June 2020