Learn New Soft Skills

Soft skills are skills that help you work well with others, they're vital in today's workplace. Whether you want to improve your communication skills, think more creatively or learn how to lead, find a soft skills course to help you get ahead at work.

Discover how soft skills could help you

  • Communication skills

    Nearly every job involves other people. By developing your communication skills, you'll be better at collaborating on projects, sharing information effectively, and negotiating with colleagues, clients or employers.

  • Leadership skills

    To lead people, you have to understand them. Want to apply for a promotion or take charge of a new project? Developing skills like empathy, cultural intelligence and decision-making could help you get there.

  • Collaboration and teamwork

    Collaboration can produce great ideas and help make companies more efficient. Develop your ability to work in a team and you could boost your career by helping your company and colleagues be more productive.

  • Creative thinking

    Creative problem-solving can help answer the toughest business questions, even in jobs that don’t seem creative. Grow your creative skills to see new ways to improve your career or to make changes in your workplace.

The benefits of taking soft skills courses online with FutureLearn

Learn flexibly online

Develop valuable skills with a short, online soft skills course, wherever you are. Start learning for free, on desktop, tablet or mobile.

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Buy a course upgrade for ongoing access to the course content, tests, and the chance to gain a Certificate of Achievement. Subscribe to Unlimited for access to hundreds of short courses and the ability to keep access to courses you gain a certificate on.

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Learning at Work Week 2020

18th - 24th May

Organised by the UK's Campaign for Learning, Learning at Work Week is an annual event highlighting the benefits of learning in the workplace. This year's theme is 'Shaping the Future'.

  • Encourages people to embrace learning at work
  • Promotes positive attitudes to learning
  • A good excuse to start learning today

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What do you call them? We call them soft skills.