Digital Skills: Free online resources

In the midst of lockdown, things are becoming more and more digitally connected by the day. Therefore, it’s never been more important to be digitally literate. However, 11.9m people (22% of the population) do not have the digital skills needed for everyday life in the UK. By 2030 it is predicted that 4.5m people (8% of the population) will remain digitally illiterate.

This number amongst those living with neurological conditions or a disability is much lower. That's why we are working towards becoming a national centre of excellence in the provision of technology enabled care by providing training and resources to our guests and staff. Below are some free resources to enhance your digital skills whilst at home.

The skills toolkit

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

Learn My Way

Learn how to use the internet. Learn My Way has free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected.

Connecting Scotland

This website is for people who received an iPad or Chromebook through the Connecting Scotland programme.

It’s a place to find out about:

  • using your iPad or Chromebook
  • learning about the internet
  • what you can do on the internet
  • how to stay safe online

Make it click

Make It Click is a collection of online learning resources to help you build your digital skills. It includes courses, tools and templates carefully picked from established websites with a track record of providing reliable digital skills content.

Open Learn

This free course, Digital skills: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life. It explores a range of digital skills and practices, including digital identity, digital well-being, staying safe and legal, finding and using information and online tools, and dealing with information overload.

Future Learn

Digital Skills: Digital Skills for Work and Life. Learn how digital is changing our personal and professional lives and develop the skills to thrive in the digital world of work.

To learn more about what we do at Leuchie and to learn more about tech, have a look at our other Technology Blogs.