Working or furloughed, and want to learn new skills?

Links to organisations and schemes that can help you learn new skills.


Information that can help

The web links below give you information about schemes and organisations that can help you learn new skills or support your health & wellbeing whether you are in work or furloughed.

Skills Support for the workforce on a yellow background
Are you looking to gain qualifications or re-train for a specific role? With Skills Support for the Workforce there is a range of free remote learning programmes available for you to start now.
National Careers Service on a yellow background
Gain additional skills including maths, English and ICT. Explore training, learning or volunteering whilst on furlough. Get advice about wellbeing and preparing to return to workplace from the National Careers Service.
The Skills Toolkit on a yellow background
The Skills Toolkit offers free online courses, tools and resources to help you improve your digital and numeracy skills.
Digital SkillsPartnership on a yellow background
Need to improve your digital skills? Details of free training in digital skills and access to digital tools through the Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership.
Lancashire Adult learning on a yellow background
For offers of learning from home from Adult and Community Learning: Lancashire County Council Area.
Leading Lancashire on a yellow background
For an innovative leadership programme tailored to individuals working in small to medium-sized enterprises, access Leading Lancashire.
UK Learns on a yellow background
Created by Pearson, UK Learns provides a carefully curated selection of online courses to help the UK workforce learn new skills and earn qualifications or accreditations that could open up better job and career opportunities.
The Lancashire Colleges on a yellow background.
If you want to develop new skills to help you in your current job or to change career Lancashire’s colleges offer a wide range of exciting education and training opportunities that you can study on a full-time or part-time basis.
Able Futures
Provides mental health support to people who are working, an Apprentice or furloughed. Qualified mental health care professionals help people address their worries and learn to cope.

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