2020 has been a tough year for us all. 2021 – it’s time to start the new year! What better way to start than learning new digital skills from the some of the best online providers.

In this guide, we take a look at some of the best free courses and resources you can start using today.

Digital Skills with Accenture

This guide features courses from FutureLearn and Accenture.

Why learn online with Accenture?

  • Learn more about digital applications in life and work
  • Learn the basics of digital marketing
  • Learn more about advanced digital concepts
  • Learn how to apply digital skills

Digital Skills with Accenture

Accenture have several free digital skills courses for all levels, for beginner courses to advanced courses. With the free ‘digital upgrade’ there are currently 8 digital skills course available for free. Please note the ‘start dates’ that can be found on each course’s details page.

The following 8 courses are available to join now (as of 4th January 2021) and available afterwards from 1st February and 29th March 2021. 

Digital Skills: Artificial Intelligence

Course Details:

Discover the ability of artificial intelligence to transform your everyday life and reshape the way you work.

This technology course is for anyone with an interest in AI who is looking to improve their entrepreneurial skills, enter the workplace, or change careers.

Digital Skills: Digital Marketing

Course Details:

Learn about some of the different digital marketing strategies and techniques that are available for businesses to use.

This course is for anyone with an interest in digital marketing who is seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change careers. No prior experience or qualifications required.

Digital Skills: Digital Skills for Work and Life

Course Details:

Learn how digital is changing our personal and professional lives and develop the skills to thrive in the digital world of work.

This course is for anyone looking to understand how they can develop the skills to thrive in the digital world of work, whether you’re preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change jobs or careers.

Digital Skills: Mobile

Course Details:

Learn about mobile design, development and creating mobile experiences, as well as bigger concepts related to mobile technology.

This course is for anyone seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change careers. No prior experience or qualifications required.

Digital Skills: Retail

Course Details:

Discover the impact digital technology is having on the retail industry and what it means for customers.

This course is for anyone seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change careers. No prior experience or qualifications required.

Digital Skills: Social Media

Course Details:

Learn how to use social media for business, from creating a social media presence to measuring success.

This course is for those seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change careers. No prior experience or qualifications required.

Digital Skills: User Experience (UX)

Course Details:

Learn about why user experience (UX) is important, the research and design basics, and the tools and testing techniques used in UX.

This course is for those seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change careers. No previous experience or qualifications required.

Digital Skills: Web Analytics

Course Details:

Learn about the role of analytics in business, the types of analytics and techniques used and why they are important.

This course is for anyone with an interest in web analytics who is looking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change careers. No prior experience or qualifications required.

If you are looking to learn new skills, or develop the skills you have now, take a look at Gov.uk’s Skills Toolkit:

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