Digital Skills Partnership

The Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership pages outline free digital skills training, projects and the activity of the Partnership.

Partnership Activity and Opportunities

Free digital skills training and support:

Digital Skills Support for Businesses & Charities

From Zoom to Slack, businesses and charities of all sizes, in the current climate, will be looking to quickly find the best digital tools for them and to upskill their teams quickly in how to use them in a productive way. Click here to find out more about what is available online and for free.

Online Digital Skills Training for Educators

There are many demands on the time of teachers. Following the closure of schools, colleges and universities, many teachers are suddenly looking for help with learning how to use a variety of tools from Google Classroom to Zoom. Click here to find some free online help.

Digital Resources and Opportunities for Schools and educators

Click to find out more about a range of free resources, competitions and careers education opportunities for those working with young people in schools, colleges and universities.

Digital Skills Opportunities for Young People

As digital skills across all areas of work are, “essential entry requirements for two-thirds of UK occupations… accounting for 82% of online job vacancies,” (Burning Glass, 2019), it is important to be able to reflect these skills on you CV. Click here to find free, online ways to improve you digital skills.

Unemployed, changing career or reflecting on the need to up skill?

If you are unemployed or just want to development your digital skills we have put together a list of free online learning for individuals across a wide range of digital skills levels and topics employment which should increase career opportunities. Click here to find out more.


New updates:

Find out more about cyber security professional titles  

The UK Cyber Security Council is now the authority for setting professional standards thanks to their Royal Chartered status.

New professional titles (including Chartership) will be awarded to qualified individuals, allowing them to:

  • Demonstrate their skills and expertise to potential employers.
  • Enhance their employability in the cybersecurity field.


Employers can benefit from these titles by having greater assurance of the knowledge and competence of their cybersecurity staff.

The Council has already developed four specializations: Cyber Security Governance and Risk, Secure Systems Architecture, Cyber Security Audit and Assurance, Security Testing – Penetration Testing

This is a positive development for the cybersecurity profession in the UK, as it promotes standardization, recognizes qualified professionals, and benefits both employees and employers.

Find out more on the UK Cyber Security Council website.




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Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership Announced as Winner of Digital Leaders 100 Award 2020

On Thursday 15th October at the 8th Digital Leaders 100 Virtual Awards ceremony, the top 10 champions of digital transformation across the UK were announced.

The Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership has been named as winner of the DL100 Digital Skills or Inclusion Initiative of the Year Award beating off fierce competition from organisations around the country.

The 8th Annual Digital Leaders 100 winners are the top 10 champions of digital transformation across the UK. The Digital Skills or Inclusion Initiative of the Year Award is awarded for a product of service, which in the last year, has delivered a real impact in terms of digital skills or inclusion to its intended community; covering from Basic Digital Skills or Inclusion to executive education.

The 8th Annual Digital Leaders 100 list highlights the latest champions of digital transformation across the UK. All 12 UK regions are represented in this year’s list, reflecting the national reach of the Digital Leaders Community. Outside of London and the South East, the strongest regions were the North West, the South West, Yorkshire and Scotland. The independent list recognises 100 people, organisations and programmes across the UK who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors.

What is the Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership?

Find out more.

Want to get involved?

There are many ways to get involved. You could, for example

- Help with our school and college activity programme e.g. at our TeenTech Festival
- Become a Lancashire business ambassador for diversity and inclusion in tech
- Follow us on twitter (@LancsSkillsHUb) and share LDSP opportunities with followers
- Work with us to design training opportunities for Lancashire residents or businesses
- Join the Lancashire Cyber Alliance