FREE, funded digital / computing / cyber security / big data skills training for Londoners

There are free online, self-paced digital (and other) courses available for those who live or work in London, part-funded by the European Commission. Applicants need to be in work (including self-employed) or on the Kickstarter scheme.

The pre-recorded courses are taught by lecturers from London South Bank University and Ravensbourne University in Greenwich, who’ve partnered with Dagile to offer the courses online. A snapshot of the courses available is tomorrow and full details are in the FAQ.

A list of the available courses (see plain text version at the end of the post).

Lists of other courses
The Skills Toolkit

Skills Bootcamps


Plain text version of the courses listed in the image

1. Basic Skills – units
• Maths – making calculations
• ESOL speaking and listening

2. Creative Digital – units
• Creating and publishing web pages
• Creating and manipulating digital images
• User interface and User Experience design
• Introduction to web design and development

3a. Digital & IT Skills – course
• Big Data & Cyber Security

3b. Digital & IT Skills – units
• Big Data
• Database with SQL
• Programming methods
• Programming fundamentals
• Introduction to Cyber Security

4a. Digital Marketing – course
• Digital marketing

4b. Digital Marketing – units
• The marketing environment
• Introduction to marketing
• Developing a marketing plan
• Principles of social media advertising

5. Leadership & Management – units
• Business planning
• Management & Leadership



[Job, UK] @BCS, Chief Editor (CAS*), <£50k *Computing At School, ^JB

The BCS has announced a new Chief Editor role for someone with knowledge of both computing and the school settings in which it’s taught, and ‘the computing education landscape in the UK and beyond’. Full details in the link and a brief summary below.

Chief Editor (CAS)

The Chief Editor will possess exceptional communication skills, able to develop and deliver interesting and unique content. They will be highly inquisitive, able to stimulate discussion, seeking out inspiring stories and encouraging and supporting others to contribute fully. They will be a natural collaborator, able to build positive relationships quickly, seize opportunities and make good things happen quickly. They will have a proven track record in making complex and technical concepts understandable, writing for a professional audience, engaging communities through content and will play a leading role in communicating and engaging with our community.

The Chief Editor will be responsible for content on the new Computing at School website. They will have a genuine interest in computing education and be passionate about finding and sharing opinions and evidence amongst the Computing at School membership and beyond. They will plan, research, write and edit copy. They will seek contributions and commission others to support their plans to ensure that the content is relevant to the audience.