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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 succeed in a digital age.

107,467 enrolled on this course

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    2 hours
  • 100% online

    How it works
  • Digital upgrade

  • Accreditation

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The CPD Certification Service

This course has been certified by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to continuing professional development principles. Find out more.

Learn how to thrive in the changing world of work with Accenture

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

On this two-week course from Accenture, 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.

Explore how the digital age has transformed daily life

Using videos and quizzes, you’ll examine what digital means to you and identify the ways in which digital technology impacts your daily life, from fitness tracking to contactless payments.

Investigate the impact of digital technology on different work sectors

From logistics to hospitality, job roles and specifications continue to change due to emerging technologies and digital implementation.

You’ll focus on the impact of digital in specific settings, identifying the digital skills that employees need to develop to move with the times.

With this knowledge, you’ll be able to spot and address any gaps in your own skill set.

Develop a growth mindset

To thrive in the digital workplace, adapting to 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.

With these skills, you’ll become more adaptable, open to new learning experiences, and able to respond to uncertainty with the confidence to make mistakes and learn from them.

You’ll finish this course understanding how digital technology has transformed our personal and professional lives and have gained valuable insights into how to adapt to the challenges and opportunities that digital advancements present.

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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 43 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.


  • Week 1

    Introduction to digital for work and life

    • Getting started

      Welcome to the Digital Skills for Work and Life course. First, we'll look at staying safe online, and meet the team who will be helping you through the course.

    • Digital for life

      We will look at the meaning of the term ‘digital’, and how it is increasingly integrated into our lives.

    • Digital for work

      We will look at how digital technology is changing the world of work, and how that is creating new challenges and opportunities.

    • Weekly roundup

      We will review what you have learnt in Week 1 of the course.

  • Week 2

    Developing a growth mindset

    • How our brains help us learn

      We will look at the meaning of the term ‘brain elasticity’, and how it helps us to learn new things.

    • Different mindsets

      We will look at two different mindsets, a growth mindset and a fixed mindset, and how these different mindsets can affect our actions and outcomes.

    • Approaching setbacks

      We will look at how we can re-frame challenges and setbacks to see them as an opportunity to learn and progress.

    • Weekly roundup

      We will review what we have learnt in Week 2 of the course, and look at further learning opportunities.

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
The CPD Certification Service:

The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 and is the leading independent CPD accreditation institution operating across industry sectors to complement the CPD policies of professional and academic bodies.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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 is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries, Accenture offers Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centres.

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
  • Learning on FutureLearn

    Your learning, your rules

    • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
    • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
    • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

    Join a global classroom

    • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
    • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
    • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

    Map your progress

    • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
    • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
    • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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