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:

Cyber Ready Lancashire

Fully funded, 6 month re-training programme brought to you by CompTIA – designed to ensure all participants develop the necessary skills and knowledge to secure Cyber Security related employment. Full details on how to apply will be available in January 2024! New Year – New Skills – New Career?

TeenTech Festival Lancashire 2024 – 20th June (Online Pre-event – 6th February – Still taking bookings)

Theme for 2024 – Cyber, AI and Future Tech

The TeenTech Festival in Lancashire is now full but we are still taking expressions of interest from schools in case circumstances change and we can take more bookings. The online event has over 2000 young people booked on from schools and colleges across Lancashire – there is still plenty of spaces left to book. For more information and to book click here.

TeenTech Awards – even if you do not attend one of these two events, students in your school/college can still take part in the TeenTech Awards programme – there are categories for Year 7-11 Innovators and Sixth Form Innovators – teams or individuals. Check out the programme here.

Skills Bootcamps

As we start the new year, we often use the milestone to make changes in our lives. Why not re-skill through a Skills Bootcamp?

Lots of options from 3D printing, cyber security, data analytics, front-end web development, telecoms engineering and software development – to name but a few. Check out the full Lancashire offer here.



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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