Digital Skills: Grow Your Career

Learn about how digital is changing the world of work, and how you can successfully grow your career in the digital age.

  • Duration 2 weeks
  • Weekly study 1 hour
  • Learn Free
  • Digital upgrade Free

Develop your career with digital skills

Digital technology now touches almost every aspect of our lives, including work. On this course, you will explore how you can build a successful career in the digital age. You’ll get a closer look at the meaning of digital, and how it has changed the way we work.

You’ll also explore the different paths you could take to grow your career, and what role digital can play in these. Plus, you will also learn about the key skills we all need to thrive in this new environment, and how you can find support and keep learning to reach your goals.

Skip to 0 minutes and 11 secondsHi, my name is Jake, and welcome to the course! In this course we will give you practical tips and tools that can help you with planning an exciting career. You will learn about some of the brilliant opportunities that are out there today, whether you are looking to start your first job or to grow your own business. We will also show you how to take advantage of these opportunities. By the end of this course, you will understand what digital is and how it is changing the world of work. We will talk about how digital is creating exciting new career paths that could be just right for you.

Skip to 0 minutes and 40 secondsIf you're planning to start a business, we will show you how you can use digital to your advantage. And if you're looking for a job, we will show you the key skills that will help you to be noticed and to help you showcase your strengths when applying for a job. Throughout the course, there will be bite-sized videos, tests to check your knowledge, opportunities for discussion with other learners, and much more. We hope you enjoy the course.

What topics will you cover?

  • The meaning of ‘digital’
  • Introduction to key digital technologies that are impacting the way we work
  • Changing workplace dynamics due to digital technologies
  • Considerations around digital strategy when promoting your business
  • Key skills required in a digital age
  • Ways of showcasing your skills to attract employers

When would you like to start?

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Describe what the term ‘digital’ means and explain why digital skills will be more important than ever in the future
  • Explain how the world of work is changing and how digital technologies are driving that change
  • Identify opportunities to promote yourself or your business online
  • Demonstrate your skills to attract the employer of your choice
  • Identify key information in a job advert and plan how best to apply for a job

Who is the course for?

This course is for those seeking to develop their entrepreneurial skills, preparing to enter the workplace or looking to change careers. No prior experience or qualifications required.

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

Who will you learn with?

Candida Mottershead

Candida Mottershead

Candida is HR Director for Accenture’s UK and Ireland businesses. Together with her talented team, she is responsible for the recruitment and professional development of nearly 13,500 employees

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.

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
  • A PDF Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you’re eligible

Get a taste of this course

Find out what this course is like by previewing some of the course steps before you join: