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The Skills Toolkit

The Skills Toolkit is a selection of courses you can take at your own pace to improve your skills in areas employers look for.

Types of courses in the Skills Toolkit

You can take all the courses in the Skills Toolkit online so you can learn around your other commitments and at your own pace. They last from 20 minutes to a few weeks.

The courses cover the most common skills that employers look for, which includes:

  • digital skills from using computers to more advanced courses in marketing, coding and computer science
  • numeracy skills including practical maths and bookkeeping
  • transferable skills – from presentation and leadership skills to courses on resilience and well-being

Entry requirements for the Skills Toolkit

Everyone can take the courses in the Skills Toolkit.

You might find the courses particularly helpful if you:

  • are out of work
  • are thinking about changing jobs
  • have just graduated
  • want to keep your mind healthy and busy

Finding a Skills Toolkit course

You can browse and access courses in the Skills Toolkit on the National Careers Service website.

View the Skills Toolkit from the National Careers Service

After your Skills Toolkit course

After you’ve finished a course in the Skills Toolkit, you could:

  • start a more advanced course in a subject you enjoyed
  • feel more confident about applying for jobs that need certain skills