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Image of Lila looking towards camera Employability Skills > Choose a Career
Lila's Dilemma Lila wants to be a DJ. Lila's Mum wants her to be a lawyer. What does Nan think?
50 min Start
Image of Hard hats on a wall Employability Skills > Choose a Career
Career Pursuit What is a career? Find out here and discover what else is coming your way...
25 min Start
Image of Man looking at computer circuit Employability Skills > Choose a Career
Why Do You Want To Be A...? Where do ideas about different careers come from? Do you know what might influence you?
40 min Start
Image of Light bulb against yellow square background Employability Skills > Choose a Career
What Makes You Tick? Discover how knowing what makes you tick can help you find a career that suits you.
30 min Start
Image of Hand drawing a robot Employability Skills > Choose a Career
Find Your Future Time machines haven't been invented yet, so how can you find out about future careers?
35 min Start
Image of Man measuring boards of wood Employability Skills > Choose a Career
Get Some Experience So what happens now? How do you get out and build skills and gain experience to get started on your career? Learn how to create an action plan!
30 min Start
Image of Hands holding coffee cup next to a smart phone Employability Skills > Choose a Career
Lila's Shout Outs Find out what happened to Lila?
5 min Start
Image of Interviewer questioning Sam at his job Interview Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Ice Station Alpha Sam is on his way to the South Pole for an extraordinary job interview. You're going to help him.
40 min Start
Image of Three different coloured highlighters on three notebooks Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Your Train-ing Journey Done job training before and found it difficult to put in to practice? This is different. Have a look at what is coming your way.
15 min Start
Image of Teacher helping students with their job search Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Who Can Help You? Trying to find a job can feel difficult, but don't worry, there are loads of people who can help...
20 min Start
Image of Sam meeting his advisor Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Jenny and Sam Sam is going to meet his advisor, Jenny. Can you help Jenny to make Sam think differently about job advisors?
40 min Start
Image of Different coloured pencils in a pencil holder Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Identify Your Skills Don't think you have many skills? Yes you do - you just need to know how to find them!
25 min Start
Image of Hand writing on paper Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Create Your CV/resume Having a good CV/resume is vital to finding a job. Find out how to write a good one.
40 min Start
Image of Different coloured computer cables Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Work Your Network Daniel thinks he's done everything he can to get a job. Will Rose show him another side to job hunting that he's not thought of?
40 min Start
Image of A pile of notebooks Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Do Your Research How can you use the information gained through good research to stand out from the crowd?
40 min Start
Image of A folded shirt Employability Skills > Getting a Job
To Apply or Not to Apply? Job adverts can be confusing, learn to understand them and tell if the job is right for you.
25 min Start
Image of A toy car Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Test Drive the CAR Technique Learn to structure the way you communicate your experiences in a winning way.
40 min Start
Image of Rows of carrots Employability Skills > Getting a Job
The Selection Process Employers go through particular steps when recruiting. Get the inside story on what you may encounter.
25 min Start
Image of A red desktop phone handle Employability Skills > Getting a Job
The Call Out of the Blue Emma is about to get a call from a recruitment agency. Help her handle an unexpected telephone interview.
40 min Start
Image of A pencil scribbling on a piece of paper Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Tailor Your CV You need to adjust your CV for every job you apply for. Find out why and how.
30 min Start
Image of The edge of a ring binder Employability Skills > Getting a Job
The Application Form An application form is an opportunity to shine. How should you fill it in to get to the next stage of the selection process?
30 min Start
Image of An envelope saying hello Employability Skills > Getting a Job
A Better Cover Letter No CV or application form should be sent without a cover letter. Find out how to write a good one.
30 min Start
Image of An outdoor clock reading 12.05. Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Prepare for Your Interview Successful interviews are all about preparation. How do you make sure you are ready?
35 min Start
Image of Sam at his FuturoSystems interview Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Sam and FuturoSystems Sam has another interview. Can you apply everything you have learnt to help him get him a job?
40 min Start
Image of Female interviewer with female interviewee Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Ace Your Interview Get ahead by perfecting your interview technique. Get hints on interview questions, body language and the unwritten rules.
35 min Start
Image of Emma at her Pearly Bank interview Employability Skills > Getting a Job
The Pearly Bank Panel Emma knows there will be more than one person interviewing her at Pearly Bank... has she done her homework on panel interviews?
40 min Start
Image of Pieces of paper advertising Facebook, Twitter and Google Employability Skills > Getting a Job
Online Professional Presence Make LinkedIn and Social Media work for you in your job hunt.
40 min Start
Image of Daniel talking to Rose in the kitchen Employability Skills > Success in Work
The Night Before Daniel thinks he's all sorted for his new job tomorrow. Rose isn't so sure.
35 min Start
Image of Three plastic shapes on top of drawing paper Employability Skills > Success in Work
Getting on Track Discover the 3 secrets to success to make working life less of a challenge.
25 min Start
Image of Man cleaning the windows of a high-rise building Employability Skills > Success in Work
Ready..Steady..Prep! What are the key ingredients you need to start a new job?
25 min Start
Image of Daniel at his first day at WurkyWorld Employability Skills > Success in Work
Welcome to WurkyWorld Humbugs, a tie and a duck... See Karen, Ravi and Daniel as they start working at WurkyWorld.
35 min Start
Image of Person's feet, wearing white shoes Employability Skills > Success in Work
Finding Your Feet How do you make those 'first steps' at work successful ones?
45 min Start
Image of Colleagues talking Employability Skills > Success in Work
Getting to Know You Find out why building relationships at work is really important.
30 min Start
Image of Workmen looking over building plans Employability Skills > Success in Work
Knowing Your Job After you have taken those important first steps, how do you grow into your role?
40 min Start
Image of Cafe worker making drinks Employability Skills > Success in Work
Having the Right Attitude Right Attitude. Right Behaviour. Right Result.
30 min Start
Image of Daniel at WurkyWorld Employability Skills > Success in Work
Life at WurkyWorld Has Karen got her ducks in a row? Has Ravi sorted his tie? Is Daniel feeling bah-humbug?
35 min Start
Image of Man in a wheelchair playing basketball Employability Skills > Success in Work
Using Your Skills to Succeed Been at work a while? Stay motivated! It's time to use your new skills to reach your career goals.
30 min Start
Image of Person walking up the stairs inside a head silhouette New Skills Now > Lifelong Learning
Intro to Growth Mindset Do you have a growth mindset? Find out what this means, how it differs from a fixed mindset and how it can affect our everyday lives.
20 min Start
Image of Blue digital image of a brain New Skills Now > Lifelong Learning
Growth Mindset and the Brain Do you know what brain elasticity is? Find out here and discover how our brain reacts to learning new things.
15 min Start
Image of Person watching video whilst taking notes New Skills Now > Lifelong Learning
Intro to the Learning Quotient Learn about the Learning Quotient, the importance of it and how growth mindset is the basis of it.
20 min Start
Image of Ladders containing tips for learning New Skills Now > Lifelong Learning
Importance of Lifelong Learning It is so important to continuously learn throughout life. Learn why along with some tips to improve self confidence.
20 min Start
Image of Person hammering nails into wood unsuccessfully New Skills Now > Lifelong Learning
How to Master Mistakes Mistakes are a part of life, so learn some tips on how to deal with the consequences and how to rectify it.
20 min Start
Image of A person stacking pebbles New Skills Now > Lifelong Learning
Four Steps to a Growth Mindset Learn about the 4-step strategy on how to develop your growth mindset and how to stick to it.
20 min Start
Image of image of Labels saying yes you can New Skills Now > Lifelong Learning
Growth Mindset in Daily Life Get some tips and tricks on how to use a growth mindset in daily life with practical examples.
15 min Start
Image of Human hands over pegs on table New Skills Now > Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Self-Regulation Discover what it means to be able to regulate your emotions and why it is so important.
15 min Start
Image of Person surrounded by many distractions New Skills Now > Emotional Intelligence
Self-Regulation Scenarios Look at everyday situations that require emotional self-regulation, and find solutions.
15 min Start
Image of Person checking their heartbeat New Skills Now > Emotional Intelligence
Grounding Exercises Get to know a few quick exercises that help you ground yourself and calm down in the heat of the moment.
10 min Start
Image of Group of colleagues holding empty speech marks signs New Skills Now > Emotional Intelligence
Knowing Your Audience Learn how to gather information about your audience and how to adapt your communication to their interest and needs.
15 min Start
Image of Group of colleagues listening to one person New Skills Now > Emotional Intelligence
Active Listening Find out how to improve your communication with anyone by practicing active listening.
15 min Start
Image of an image of a Group of colleagues debating New Skills Now > Emotional Intelligence
Managing Conflict Conflicts in the workplace are perfectly normal - all you need to know is how to manage and resolve them properly.
20 min Start
Image of man evaluting technology, a barcode New Skills Now > Solving Problems
Welcoming the Problem Understand how to recognize when you have a problem and ways to solve it.
5 min Start
Image of bulleye arrows New Skills Now > Solving Problems
Handling Problems Better Learn about the four-step approach to problem solving and some common causes of problems.
20 min Start
Image of various check points along a complicated route New Skills Now > Solving Problems
Solving Complex Problems In addition to simple problems, there are also complex problems. Learn what they are and how to approach them.
20 min Start
Image of arrows splitting off into different directions New Skills Now > Solving Problems
Pros and Cons See how considering the pros and cons of possible solutions can be used to solve complex problems.
20 min Start
Image of selecting the best option New Skills Now > Solving Problems
Good, Better, Best? Learn how weighting, rating and scoring can be used to make a difficult decision.
15 min Start
Image of pencil with light bulb above New Skills Now > Solving Problems
Creating a Hypothesis Learn more about hypotheses and in which aspects of your life they may appear.
5 min Start
Image of assessing various documentations New Skills Now > Solving Problems
Verifying Assumptions We often make assumptions rather than understanding the root cause of a problem. Learn how to analyze and verify assumptions.
10 min Start
Image of questions and evaluating and measuring New Skills Now > Solving Problems
Evaluating and Measuring Learn how to evaluate the effectiveness of a solution and whether additional steps are necessary to solve a problem.
15 min Start
Image of A person climbing a climbing wall New Skills Now > Thinking Critically
Intro to Critical Thinking Discover what critical thinking is and how it is used in our day-to-day lives.
5 min Start
Image of Image of a digital brain New Skills Now > Thinking Critically
Four Cs for Future Success Learn about the four Cs and why critical thinking is so important.
20 min Start
Image of Image of a lightbulb reflecting thought New Skills Now > Thinking Critically
Traits of a Critical Thinker Learn about traits you can focus on developing to improve your critical thinking.
10 min Start
Image of A jigsaw with problem and solution pieces New Skills Now > Thinking Critically
Skills for Critical Thinking Identify skills you can use in critical thinking as well as barriers that may hold you back.
10 min Start
Image of A magnifier on the word fake New Skills Now > Thinking Critically
Is this Real or Fake? Understand how to spot the difference between real and fake news or information.
15 min Start
Image of Image of chess pawns New Skills Now > Thinking Critically
3 Skills for Success at Work Discover which skills are most important to thrive in today’s workforce.
15 min Start
Image of Person's feet with 5 arrows pointing in different directions New Skills Now > Thinking Critically
Five Steps to Think Critically Use this five-step approach to help you think critically when making a decision.
15 min Start
Image of Image of person's head made up of clocks New Skills Now > Thinking Critically
Taking Time to Solve Problems See how taking time to think through problems, using critical thinking and avoiding jumping to conclusions can help you solve issues.
5 min Start
Image of A person thinking New Skills Now > Thinking Critically
Reflecting on Critical Thinking Reflect on critical thinking and identify any areas for further development.
20 min Start
Image of Child using virtual reality technology New Skills Now > Understanding Technology
Technology Then and Now Learn about developments in technology over the years.
15 min Start
Image of image of advanced technology New Skills Now > Understanding Technology
What´s New on the Market See some examples of how new technology is changing the way we perform tasks.
15 min Start
Image of Questioning the techonology uses New Skills Now > Understanding Technology
Quiz on Everyday Technology Take this quiz to see how much you know about technology you can use at home and at work.
10 min Start
Image of unique technology, standing out from others New Skills Now > Understanding Technology
Changing Technology See how technology is always changing and the importance of keeping up with the latest developments.
5 min Start
Image of digital cloud New Skills Now > Understanding Technology
Cloud Learn what Cloud is and why it is one of the most innovative technologies of our time.
15 min Start
Image of a digital human head New Skills Now > Understanding Technology
Artificial Intelligence Understand what Artificial Intelligence is, how it is applied, and why it matters.
15 min Start
Image of a digital chain link New Skills Now > Understanding Technology
Blockchain Learn how Blockchain works and why it redefines the way the world shares data.
15 min Start
Image of Groceries evaporating into digital particles New Skills Now > Technology at Work
What is Digitalization? Explore what digitalization is and how it impacts your daily life.
15 min Start
Image of Computer set up on a desk New Skills Now > Technology at Work
Computer Basics Understand computer basics such as the key components, how they work and accessing the internet.
40 min Start
Image of Image of the search bar on the internet New Skills Now > Technology at Work
Internet Basics Learn internet basics such as how it works, using a search engine and avoiding phishing and spam.
30 min Start
Image of A person filling out a quiz under time conditions New Skills Now > Technology at Work
Quiz on Technology Basics Identify how much you've learnt about computer basics, internet basics and digitalization or if you need to develop an area more.
10 min Start
Image of A colleague fixing hardware New Skills Now > Technology at Work
Hardware and Software Learn what hardware and software are and how they are used.
5 min Start
Image of Computer with email logo on screen New Skills Now > Technology at Work
Email Basics Email is necessary for many online functions and other activities. Learn how to create and use an email account.
15 min Start
Image of A colleague using multiple screens New Skills Now > Technology at Work
Working Efficiently Being efficient improves your work and saves time. Learn about keyboard shortcuts, bookmarks, and having an organized workspace.
10 min Start
Image of Colleagues on a group video call New Skills Now > Technology at Work
Virtual Communication Learn about the importance of communicating virtually and the options for communicating in both work and personal life.
15 min Start
Image of Person touching search option on screen New Skills Now > Technology at Work
How Search Engines Work Do you know what different search engines there are? Learn this, how search engines work and how to optimize your search.
5 min Start
Image of a man with a flowing digital security padlock New Skills Now > Technology at Work
Security at Work Learn about the different types of security and how they protect various aspects of our work and private lives.
15 min Start
Image of A person using a smartwatch New Skills Now > Technology at Work
Digital Transformation See how technology is always changing and it is important to keep up with it.
10 min Start
Image of Hand touching digital spanner and screw New Skills Now > Technology at Work
Deep Dive Into Tools Learn about specific technologies and tools in more detail.
15 min Start
Image of coding on laptop New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
What is Coding? Explore the basics of coding and the difference between compiling and interpreting programs.
5 min Start
Image of hybrid of javascript code and python code New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
JavaScript and Python Get an introduction to the most common coding languages, JavaScript and Python, as well as their benefits.
10 min Start
Image of missing jigsaw pieces New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
Common Coding Structures Learn how a computer works including coding concepts such as algorithms, binary and programming languages.
20 min Start
Image of researching wed development on desktop New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
Intro to Web Development Get an introduction to web development, including the differences between front-end and back-end development and the daily life of a web developer.
5 min Start
Image of Image of front end and back end code New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
Types of Web Development Understand how to develop what a user sees on a website versus what happens on the back-end.
10 min Start
Image of mobile device with apps New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
Intro to App Development Explore what apps are, how they are used in daily life and the basics of coding an app.
5 min Start
Image of Image of an individual holding a applications New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
Becoming an App Developer Learn the basics of JavaScript syntax and coding.
60 min Start
Image of an apple device besides and andriod device New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
Comparing iOS and Android Do you know the difference between Apple iOS and Google Android? Get an introduction and comparison of the two operating systems.
15 min Start
Image of planning software development on whiteboard New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
Intro to Software Development Explore the basics of software development, including the tools, programs and languages used.
15 min Start
Image of two people competing on mobile games New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
Game Development Interested in game development? Learn more about Unity and Unreal Engine 4, the most common gaming engines.
50 min Start
Image of researching on desktop New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
How to Create a Video Game Do you want to develop a video game? Learn about the different gaming engines available and how to get started.
5 min Start
Image of putting puzzle together, representing adding code New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
Python Coding Game 1 Improve your Python coding skills by playing this interactive game.
30 min Start
Image of inside python code technology system New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
Python Coding Game 2 Learn about Python and programming concepts by playing an engaging game.
60 min Start
Image of Typing javascript on a desktop New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
JavaScript Coding Game 1 Improve your JavaScript coding skills by playing this interactive game.
30 min Start
Image of technology race New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
JavaScript Coding Game 2 Practice the basics of JavaScript language and syntax through an interactive game.
60 min Start
Image of person sat with 3 monitors New Skills Now > Exploring Coding
Block-Based Coding Game Play an online game that will improve your common coding skills.
30 min Start
Image of Person reading data on computer screen New Skills Now > Discovering Data
Data Interpretation Simplified Learn what data is and what different types there are.
20 min Start
Image of image of a group of colleagues collating data New Skills Now > Discovering Data
It's All About Data! Explore the importance of data and its purpose through practical examples.
20 min Start
Image of a man using a laptop with digital graphs flowing out of the screen New Skills Now > Discovering Data
Exploring Data Discover the power of data and how it equips us to make informed decisions.
15 min Start
Image of Group of colleagues collecting data New Skills Now > Discovering Data
How to Collect Data Discover how to collect data and the sources and learn about the reliability and best practices of data.
45 min Start
Image of Turning dial pointing to 5 stars New Skills Now > Discovering Data
Five Scales of Measurement Learn about the advantages and disadvantage of 5 different scales of measurement.
10 min Start
Image of image of person reading data New Skills Now > Discovering Data
Methods of Data Interpretation Explore some examples of data interpretation to get a better understanding.
25 min Start
Image of Person reading data on graphs and charts New Skills Now > Discovering Data
Excel Basics Excel has many functions for data interpretation. Learn some of the basics here.
15 min Start

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7 modules Lifelong Learning Continuing to learn throughout your life is important for success. This course will show you how to adopt a growth mindset.
Embracing challenges and adapting to change Having greater confidence in your own abilities Developing skills to stay relevant
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6 modules Emotional Intelligence Discover strategies for managing your emotions, coping with stress and communicating effectively. These are key elements of working with others.
Managing and monitoring your own responses Staying grounded and calm Improving your communication
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8 modules Solving Problems Everyone faces problems. This course will teach you methods to make problem solving easier.
Identifying a challenge or issue Successful problem solving techniques Tackling complex problems
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9 modules Thinking Critically This course will teach you how to evaluate information and think through decisions.
Validating information Forming a judgment or assessment Applying critical thinking at work
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7 modules Understanding Technology Explore the basics of technology and the history and future of technological development.
Understanding the technology landscape Identifying when and how to use certain software Past and present technology trends
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12 modules Technology at Work Improve your digital literacy with this introduction to computers and the internet, and how they are used in the workplace.
Working with different tools and technology Using email and communicating virtually Navigating the internet
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16 modules Exploring Coding This course provides an overview of coding and an introduction to key programming languages.
Understanding computer programming languages Writing basic coding commands Considering career paths in coding
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7 modules Discovering Data Learn ways to collect and interpret data, and how it can be used to guide decision making.
Collecting, managing and working with data Data interpretation techniques Using data to help make decisions
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