Many of us are working from home during the covid-19 outbreak, and many of us have been let go from our jobs – by staying at home we are all doing the right thing. With this comes opportunity to improve our skills.

Improving your skills

You can work to improve your skills and gain a better understanding of topics you are interested in. Google have several free online courses you can take today, to improve and develop your digital skills and leadership skills.

Through the Google Digital Garage you can learn and develop your skills right now.

How does a Google course work?

The courses are very easy to follow. Once you find a course, you will have to either sign in with your Google account, or make an account. From there you will be able start your course. You can keep track of what you are working on, and what you have completed.

Once you have completed all the tasks in a course, you will take a quick quiz at the end. Once passed, you will have completed your course and have a certificate to show for it!

You can stop and start any time, as it will save your progress.

Digital Marketing Courses

The following courses are specifically for skills in digital marketing.

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How to increase productivity at work

Description:
With this short course you will learn how to develop your time keeping skills, delegation and work priorities – helping you to work more efficiently in everyday tasks. Become better at managing your time, and learn how delegation and prioritisation can help you work more efficiently.

Level:
Beginner

Provider:
Google Digital Garage

Study time: 
3 lessons, 1 hour

Customer needs and online behaviours

Description:
This course goes through basic analytics skills and shows you how to measure how well your marketing is performing, and how to work to get better results. You will also learn how to understand your customer needs and online behaviours. Learn how web analytics can help measure the success of your online marketing, and get better results.

Level:
Beginner

Provider:
Google Digital Garage

Study time: 
11 lessons, 2 hours

Digital wellbeing

Description:
Learn how to develop and maintain health tech habits in your daily life and work. Learn about the different tools you can use to help you develop and maintain healthy tech habits.

Level:
Beginner

Provider:
Google Digital Garage

Study time: 
4 lessons, 1 hour


Digital Skills Courses

The following courses are across different skills within the digital industry.

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Basics of machine learning

Description:
From researchers to scientists, machine learning is changing the way we use data – to improve our lives and improve business. Learn about machine learning and explore its potential. Explore what these technologies are and how they can be applied in real life to help businesses grow.

Level:
Beginner

Provider:
Google Digital Garage

Study time: 
3 lessons, 1 hour

Learning how to Code

Description:
Using Grasshopper, the free coding app, you can learn and understand coding without any experience. For some good reading, check out the glossary of terms for coding. Start learning to code through quick, fun lessons on your phone or computer.

Level:
Beginner

Provider:
grasshopper / Code with Google

Study time: 
Multiple lessons, 11 hours

Sharing ideas online effectively

Description:
With this course you will learn how to use online tools to share and organise your ideas to grab the attention of your audience. Explore the tools and techniques you can use to capture your audience’s attention.

Level:
Beginner

Provider:
Open Classrooms

Study time: 
4 lessons, 1 hour


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