Jobs launchpad COVID 19: Online Adult Learning in the Heart of the South West

Adult learning teams are responding to COVID 19 by evolving their offer to learners and providing access to learning online.

Here are a range of new resources from national and local partners.

National Careers Service Toolkit

The Skills Toolkit is a new online learning platform to help boost the nation’s skills while people are staying at home see toolkit attached. Free courses are available through The Skills Toolkit. The new platform gives people access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses to help build up their skills, progress in work and boost their job prospects.  Again, please promote this by sharing the posts on our channels.


Learn Devon

Learn Devon LogoLearn Devon is offering its full support to anyone looking to get back into work, or for those who want to improve their digital skills, and improve wellbeing.

Initially the programme will offer a range of digital courses, which will be delivered online. As it progresses, the programme will see small groups of up to six learners being taught remotely by a tutor.

The courses will be aimed at people who may have experienced redundancy or are seeking work, volunteers supporting the council during the pandemic, vulnerable groups currently self-isolating, and businesses.

Training will range from work related courses, such as online safeguarding and food hygiene certificate to digital skills. There will also be online courses and remote tutor-led learning to enable people to look after their mental health.

Somerset Skills and Learning

Somerset Skills and Learning LogoSince the Covid-19 outbreak, Somerset Skills and Learning has increase​d its distance learning offer to enable everyone to study a new subject or to improve their knowledge and skills at home. Students can start their course at a time that’s right for them, study at their own pace and adapt it around other commitments. Plus they have the support of expert local tutors over the phone and online. Courses range from functional skills and workplace essentials to Level 2 qualifications, business, leadership, management and more.