Skills and Training

Skills and Training 2020-05-11T09:52:58+00:00

Digital and numeracy skills are valuable and sought after for all kinds of jobs. 82% of all job vacancies require digital skills.

A digital course could help you:

  • exercise your mind during lockdown or furlough (temporary leave)
  • progress your career
  • explore new job prospects
  • get started online

The Department of Skills and Education have put together a range of courses.  These free courses range from beginner to advance levels.

Digital online courses

The Open University has over 1000 free courses to choose from. These range from beginners to advance levels allowing you to learn at your own pace.

Open University

Future Learn has bought together a range of free and paid online courses from universities across the world.

Future Learn

Reed features a wide range of Free courses, including classroom based coursesonline courses and distance Learning courses. Eligibility for each course may vary, so it’s important to contact the course provider for full terms and conditions.


To support you through these challenging times, Croydon Council have created a ‘Help with finding jobs and training’ page, listing a variety of free training offered in Croydon.

Croydon Council