Skills & training

Skill Up

A local skills advisory service can help you identify the right training for you to help you get into work, change career or for personal development.

Free courses in England

Offer accredited programmes, which are designed to complement employers’ existing in-house training provision and improve each learner’s knowledge and skills by assessing their core competencies against national standards.

Free Open University

Accessible over the internet. A huge number of options from introductory basic courses for new learners with no previous learning experience to advanced specialist courses.

Somerset Libraries

Somerset Libraries provide free online digital skills courses, with support from library staff during set times.

Future Learn

Future Learn are offering free digital skills courses for all levels.

Step Up

Provides links to free training, enhancing your skills and career options

Tech Nation Digital Business Academy

Offering free online business courses to help in the high-tech business sector.

Skills Launchpad

Lead on the delivery of education, employment, skills and learning provision. Employment related activity. Skills and Employment for the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership. Skills priorities in the Heart of the South West LEP

Positive People

Positive People provide a free digital toolkit and digital survival kit.

Barclays Bank

Barclays Bank provide a free Digital Eagles service and lots of free on-line resources including step-by-step videos to help you develop new skills and grow in confidence about all matter of on-line topics not just related to banking.

Digital skills

The Heart of The South West Digital Skills Partnership is in partnership with Coursera to offer free help to learn critical skills to succeed in this digital era.

Skills Toolkit

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

Digital & technical bootcamps

Free digital and technical bootcamps in a wide range of areas that are projected to be resilient to the economic downturn, on course completion you will be offered an interview with recruiting businesses in the local enterprise region.

Learn My Way

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

Google's Digital Garage

Google Digital Garage is providing free digital training & tools to help your career or your business grow stronger.