Digital Skills Partnership

The Lancashire Digital Skills Partnership, to support the local community, has drawn together information on freely available digital training and other local opportunities available to businesses, charities, educators and individuals.

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.

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.

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.

Free online digital skills training

Click to find out more information on free digital training from organisations such as: Google, AWS, openSAP, Cisco and CompTIA. A wide variety of topics are covered from coding to big data.

New updates:


The 7 Local Digital Skills Partnerships across England are working together with Google Digital Garage to provide a series of free training opportunities for individuals of all ages in our areas. They will take place on Wednesdays over the next few months. You can find out more and sign up here.

The Google Digital Garage webinars include:

  • Build your Personal Brand Online- 19th May, 11am
  • Keep your Family Safe Online in partnership with Internet Matters- 26th May, 11am
  • 4 #IamRemarkable sessions- 9th June, 2 at 9am and 2 at 5.30pm
  • Find Your Career Goals- 16th June, 11am
  • Update your CV and Cover Letter- 23rd June, 11am
  • Productivity for Working Remotely- 30th June, 11am
  • Safety First: Protect Yourself Online in partnership with Which?- 7th July, 11am

**Please note there have been some new dates added and a few unavoidable changes made. Apologies for an inconvenience caused.**


The fast track digital workforce fund. Round three. Funded by the Department for Education Digital Bootcamp Pilot.

*********New Opportunities ********** There are four new opportunities covering software development and cloud engineering. Act quick applications deadlines are this month!  To find out more about the Fast Track Digital Workforce Fund and DfE Digital Bootcamps opportunities in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, click here for further information.



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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.

Partnership Meetings

There are three meetings open to all partners to join the action.

1. Future Workforce Networking Group
2. Skilled and Productive Workforce Networking Group
3. Inclusive Workforce Networking Group

Dates for future meetings will be announced soon.