Covid-19 Update

Important Update

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3 June 2020

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Free Courses

Skills Toolkit

The Government has added a further four courses to The Skills Toolkit, which allows people to access free, high quality online courses in digital and numeracy whilst at home.

The new free courses are an introductory course from Microsoft on using Microsoft Outlook, an introduction to bookkeeping from the Open University and an introduction to finance from independent training provider Corndel, plus an advanced course on how computer networks operate from the Open University in collaboration with Cisco.

The Skills Toolkit is available to everyone and has a range of courses from introductory to more advanced levels. These are skills that are sought after for many types of jobs, with 82% of job vacancies requiring digital skills.

What's the Latest with Schools?

Nursery children

As nurseries and schools have begun opening their doors, the Department for Education has updated its guidance on what parents and carers need to know about schools and other education settings during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Full details of the guidance can be found here: