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Digital Skills: Digital Skills for Work and Life

Learn how digital is changing our personal and professional lives and develop the skills to thrive in the digital world of work.

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Digital Skills: Digital Skills for Work and Life
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study1 hour
  • LearnFree
  • Digital upgradeFree

Learn how to thrive in the changing world of work

Digital technology now touches almost every aspect of our personal and professional lives.

On this course, you’ll explore the meaning of digital and how it’s changing the way we work and live. You’ll discover digital’s impact on industries and jobs and consider the opportunities and challenges it brings.

To thrive in the digital workplace, adapting to these new challenges is key. In the second part of this course, you’ll develop a skill to do just that–the growth mindset.

You’ll explore what a growth mindset is, the steps you can take to develop your own, and how a growth mindset can help you reach your full potential in work and life.

Featured in the UK government’s The Skills Toolkit collection.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 4 seconds Today, there are billions of people around the world interacting with digital. Do you ask yourself, what is digital? And how is it used in today’s world? And why is it so important? This course will introduce you to the concept of digital. By the end of the course, you’ll understand what digital is, how it’s integrated into our everyday lives, and the impact it has and will continue to have on our working lives. We will introduce you to the concept of digital across a range of different industries, and then focus on one of the key skills you need in order to thrive in a digital world. Unlocking your capabilities to adapt and respond to the constant changes.

Skip to 0 minutes and 44 seconds The digital revolution is impacting all aspects of our lives at an unprecedented speed. If you want to learn how to keep up with these changes and how to navigate and harness the power of digital, then this is the course for you.

What topics will you cover?

  • The meaning of digital.
  • How digital is integrated into our day-to-day lives.
  • How digital is changing the world of work and the opportunities and challenges this brings.
  • The meaning of a growth mindset and how it can help you reach your full potential and thrive in the digital workplace.
  • Re-framing setbacks and challenges to view them as an opportunity to learn and improve.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the meaning of the term "digital"
  • Explain how digital is changing the way we live and work
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the opportunities and challenges these digital changes bring
  • Describe the meaning of a growth mindset
  • Identify how you can develop your own growth mindset
  • Explore how a growth mindset can enable you to learn new skills and thrive in the digital world of work

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to understand how they can develop the skills to thrive in the digital world of work, whether you’re preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change jobs or careers.

Interested in growing your digital skills more widely? Discover more Digital Skills courses from Accenture.

Who developed the course?


Accenture Digital Skills is a free, interactive series of courses which help and prepare people to build the digital skills necessary to gain a job or start a business.

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What's included?

Accenture are offering everyone who joins this course a free digital upgrade, so that you can experience the full benefits of studying online for free. This means that you get:

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible