Digital skills

There are courses for all levels of interest and ability, so you can find exciting new opportunities while working at your own pace.

Some courses are free, some are paid, some offer learning in person and some are currently virtual. Please check with each course provider for specific details.

College courses in Croydon

CALAT- Croydon Adult Learning & Training

CALAT – Croydon Adult Learning & Training

CALAT has been delivering courses to residents in the borough of Croydon and beyond for over 70 years. They also work with businesses and employers to deliver training aimed at raising the skills level of employees.

Courses on offer:

  • Beginners Guide to using WordPress – Build your own website
  • Beginners Computing Skills for Life and Work
  • Level 1 AAT – Access Award in Accounting Software
  • Level 1 Microsoft Office Computing For Work – Intermediate
  • Level 1 Microsoft Office Computing For Work – Intermediate
  • Level 2 Digital Skills in MS Office
  • Level 2 Microsoft Office Computing For Work – Advanced Level 2
  • Using Computing Skills for Life and Work – Moving On Entry
  • Using Computing Skills for Work – Moving On Entry

Croydon College

Croydon College

Offering academic and vocational qualifications, including Apprenticeships, BTEC, City and Guilds and NVQs.

Courses on offer:

  • Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (distance learning course)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills (distance learning course)
  • Level 2 Graphics & Illustration Diploma
  • Level 2 Access to University with Functional Skills
  • Level 3 Animation UAL Diploma (16-18 ONLY)

John Ruskin College

John Ruskin College

Specialising in Vocational Education, offering a wide range of BTEC Courses, ESOL Courses, Apprenticeships and Part-time Leisure & Qualification Courses.

Courses on offer:

  • Level 2 Creative Digital Media Productions
  • Level 2 Information Technology
  • Level 3 Creative Digital Media Productions
  • Level 3 Games Design UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology
  • Level 6 Digital Marketer BSc (Hons) Apprenticeship

London Southbank University

London South Bank University

LSBU has established a new group of specialist education providers, offering learners the opportunity to transfer between technical, vocational and academic pathways.

There will be a significant increase in digital skills and digital enterprise-related offers from LSBU, as the university – led by LSBU Business School – is ramping up its profile as a leader in the digital innovation ecosystem.

Events and programmes on offer:

  • blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • data analytics
  • artificial intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • coding classes
  • hackathons
  • workshops on digital media creation

Free online courses: Beginner

Good Things Foundation – Learn my way

Learn My Way is a website of free online courses, built by Good Things Foundation to help people develop their digital skills. – a wide range of courses

HP Life

HP LIFE is a free, skills-training program for entrepreneurs, business owners, and lifelong learners all over the world. – learn at your own pace

Lloyds Bank Academy

Inspire your digital journey with the Lloyds Bank Academy. Discover new skills and fresh ideas at your own pace. Achieve your personal and professional goals. It’s free and open to all. – 140 courses of different lengths

Salesforce Trailhead

Skill up for the future, learn new skills from anywhere – a wide range of courses

Free online courses: Basic skills

Accenture – Future Learn

Accenture Digital Skills is a free, interactive series of courses which help and prepare people to build the digital skills necessary to gain a job or start a business.

Artificial Intelligence – 3 weeks

Digital Marketing – 2 weeks

Social Media – 2 weeks

User Experience – 3 weeks

Web Analytics – 2 weeks

Future Learn – The Open University

Discover essential cyber security knowledge and skills, and learn how you can better protect your digital life.

Introduction to Cyber Security – 8 weeks

Open Learn – The Open University

OpenLearn attracts more than 10 million visitors each year from around the World. Whether it’s a five minute exploration or a 50 hour expedition into learning that you’re after, you’ll find it on for free.

Learn to code for data analysis – one day Internet of everything – 15 hours

Salesforce Trailhead

Refine your user experience skills with these powerful tips from the Salesforce UX team.

Build Better with UX – 3 hours 35 mins

Get Started with iOS App Development – 8 hours 50 mins

Huawei ICT Academy

Building a Talent Ecosystem and Boosting the ICT Industry’s Development

HCIA Big Data Course – learn at your own pace HCIA

Cloud Computing Course – learn at your own pace

Future Learn – UAL Creative Computing Institute/IOC

Creativity and machine learning, human computer interaction, big data, social platforms and digital citizenship.

Introduction to Creative AI – 4 hours over 2 weeks Introduction to UX and Accessible Design – 4 hours over 2 weeks

Free online courses: All levels

Department for Education

Free courses to help you learn new skills or change jobs. Including general skills that apply to all sectors and more specialised skills.

Government Skills Toolkit – signposting platform with a wide range of courses

Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is a global platform which can be used to inspire students and instructors to make their future brighter. Cisco Networking Academy puts theory and hands-on-experience into practice.

Introduction to Cybersecurity – 15 hours

Get Connected – 30 hrs

Linux Essentials – 70 hrs

Programming Essentials in Python – 70 hrs

Cybersecurity Essentials – 30 hrs

Microsoft Learn

Learn new skills and discover the power of Microsoft products with step-by-step guidance. Start your journey today by exploring our learning paths and modules.

Microsoft Learn – a wide range of courses


Committed to helping 25 million acquire new digital skills needed for the economy. Access to free courses until March 2021.

Microsoft Skills


Learn at your own pace, with flexible and personalised training courses designed to build your confidence and help you thrive.

Google Digital Garage

Amazon Web Services

Build your future in the AWS Cloud. A set of training programs and offerings built by the experts at AWS.

AWS Training and Certification

Free online courses: Advanced levels

Future Learn – University of Leeds and Institute of Coding

Discover the art of computer programming and learn what code can do with the Institute of Coding and the University of Leeds.

Computer Programming for Everyone – 2 weeks

Salesforce Trailhead

Detect and prevent common vulnerabilities in your code and strengthen your web apps.

Develop Secure Web Apps – 11 hours 45 mins


Stay ahead of the curve and get the skills you’ll need for the jobs of the future. Learn higher-paying, in-demand tech skills and new career options from expert mentors.

Introduction to Python – 5 weeks

Introduction to data analysis – 6 weeks

National Careers Service

Free courses to help you learn new skills or change jobs. Including general skills that apply to all sectors and more specialised skills.

National Careers Service Skills Toolkit

Other online courses: All levels

Experience Haus

Immersive real-world training for organisations and individuals across design, strategy, marketing and tech.

User Experience & Interface Design

UX and UI Work Placement Programme

Product Design including UX and UI

Product & Start up Management

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