Digital Skills

These are free courses and information to help you build your confidence and develop your skills if you’re new to being online:

Learning a language

The BBC has courses that can help you develop your English language skills.   

Duolingo is a free app that can help you learn a language.

The Google Translate App:

  • helps with basic text translation
  • offers audio translation
  • can scan and translate documents 

Learning at home with children

ParentClub’s information and support for families during the coronavirus pandemic includes resources and links to support home-learning. 

The Digital Unite website has a list of learning resources for families with young children at home. 

The BBC Bitesize website has short, accessible education resources to support young people who are learning at home.

Bookbug from the Scottish Book Trust has stories, songs and rhymes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

BT and ITV have some tech tips for home schooling, with David Walliams and information on how to make the most of family time online.

Finding a job

Learn My Way has a course that shows you how to look and apply for jobs online.  

Open Pathways and FutureLearn are good places to start.