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Skills Development Hub

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Welcome to our new skills development hub

Here we will share different opportunities for you to further your skills and knowledge in many different areas.

We are constantly on the lookout for new courses and learning opportunities so keep checking back on a regular basis to keep updated on what is available.

If you are a course provider or you have opportunities that you would like to share here, please email communitiesforwork@conwy.gov.uk

The Skills Toolkit

This brilliant new platform has been launched by the UK government to help people develop their numeracy and digital skills during the coronavirus pandemic.

There are lots of free courses to choose from, including basic ones for beginners and more advanced ones for when your confidence has grown. To access the toolkit please visit The Skills Toolkit website.

You can also take a skills health check; a series of quizzes designed to help you explore your skills, interests and motivations.
Working through the skills health check can help you decide what kind of jobs might be right for you.


Learn My Way

The Learn My Way website has lots of courses in digital skills to enable you to stay safe and connected.

The courses include the basics on how to use your computer or device, how to use the internet safely, job searching and lots more. The courses are all free. Please visit the Learn My Way website.

Working Wales / Careers Wales

Working Wales have been helping people to re-write their career path for a while now, and they have recently launched a new section on their website which details a whole bunch of training providers including the Open University who have listed over 1000 free courses in their OpenLearn Wales programme.

You can find details on these course, and ones from other providers such as Business Wales and BBC Bitesize by visiting the Working Wales website.

Coleg Cambria

Coleg Cambria are offering some free, short courses in Leadership and Management. To find out more visit the Coleg Cambria website.

Google Digital Garage

Get new skills for a digital world

Learn at your own pace, with flexible and personalised training courses designed to build your confidence and help you thrive in an increasingly digital jobs market.

There are 126 free online courses which are set up into three key themes:

  • Career Development is aimed at people looking for work or looking to progress in their career
  • Digital Marketing is for people wishing to start or grow their own business
  • Data and Tech is for people who are looking for more advanced technology learning

Google Digital Garage Training is completely free of charge to attend. To access the online learning, visit the Google Digital Garage website.

BT Skills for Tomorrow - Work Ready Skills for Everyone

Online Job Searching & Employability Skills Offer From BT

BT Skills for Tomorrow is giving 10 million people the skills they need to make the most of life in the digital world we live in. It’s completely free and designed to help everyone, including content specifically for jobseekers.

BT have created and collated the best courses, webinars and information in one easy to navigate place. As part of this support BT have created a regular series of Work Ready webinars to help you use your time at home positively and make sure that when the right job comes along you’re ready.

Topics include:

  • Making your CV work for you
  • Be a hit at interviews
  • Preparing for a career in the digital work place
  • Developing innovative digital ideas
  • The CV and interview webinars also offer a free personalised follow up coaching call!

To get started, please visit the BT website for more information, or find these and other webinars by visiting the Eventbrite website


Indeed have a number of free online courses for you to enjoy. You can brush up on your IT knowledge, or maybe upskill yourself with a free management course to push for that promotion, or arm yourself with a free HR course to better manage people.

Take a look by visiting the Indeed website


Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study. With nearly 1000 free courses across 8 different subject areas, you’re sure to find something that interests you. All of their courses are available to start right away. You can find out more by visiting the OpenLearn website.

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