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Wellbeing and Resilience at Work

Discover how to maintain resilience and adaptability, and explore the value of good health and wellbeing in the workplace.

21,856 enrolled on this course

Wellbeing and Resilience at Work
  • Duration2 weeks
  • Weekly study2 hours
  • LearnFree
  • Digital upgradeFree
This course is part of the Thriving in the Digital Workplace program, which will enable you to get ahead of changes in technology and the digital workplace.

Develop your understanding of wellbeing at work

Today’s world of work is often demanding and rapidly changing.

Professionals need to develop new skills to do their job more effectively or to change the way they work in order to adapt to new roles.

On this course, you’ll learn the importance of resilience and adaptability to navigate these changes, and explore why employers are looking for these skills.

You’ll learn how to evaluate your current strengths at work and identify the true value of workplace wellbeing for yourself.

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


  • Week 1

    How can resilience help me thrive?

    • Welcome

      Before you get started, take some time to meet your Lead Educator, Sophie Pendrell, who will guide you through the course. You'll also have the opportunity to meet your fellow learners and plan your learning journey.

    • What is resilience?

      In this activity, you’ll explore the importance of resilience at work by considering inward aspects, such as self-awareness and self-care, and outward traits, such as having a clear purpose and forming positive relationships.

    • How to be resilient

      In this activity, you explore the main aspects of resilience using tips, techniques and advice. Employers share difficult situations from early in their careers and you’ll have the opportunity to share your own experiences.

    • Your resilience plan

      In this activity, you think about strategies to further develop your resilience. You’ll have the opportunity to begin your own adaptability and resilience journal and will be given guidance on how to use a template to create this.

    • Summary

      You’ve now reached the end of Week 1 of Wellbeing and Resilience at Work. In this activity, we’ll sum up what you’ve learned and look ahead to Week 2.

  • Week 2

    How can you adapt in a constantly changing world?

    • Welcome to Week 2

      This week, you explore what adaptability looks like in the workplace and have the opportunity to participate in a quiz to see how adaptable you currently are. You’ll use the results to continue completing your journal.

    • Adaptability

      In this activity, you’ll explore what adaptability looks like and why you need to be adaptable in a world where change is to be expected. You will also consider your responses to some typical and challenging situations.

    • Reflecting on your adaptability

      In this activity, you’ll complete a short quiz to see how adaptable you are. You’ll use the results to help complete the remaining sections in your Resilience and Adaptability Journal, before sharing some of your new resolutions.

    • Demonstrating your resilience and adaptability

      In this activity, you bring together both weeks of the course. You’ll explore how to demonstrate resilience and adaptability using the STAR method, describing a personal example in a way suitable for use in an interview.

    • Summary

      In this final activity, you reflect on the two weeks of the course. You’ll have the opportunity to read a summary of the key topics in the course and find out about the next steps you may like to take.

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...

  • Identify the key features of resilience
  • Assess the techniques for growing your resilience
  • Develop a plan to improve your resilience
  • Identify the key features of personal adaptability
  • Assess your adaptability and develop a plan to improve it
  • Demonstrate your ability to adapt

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.

This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.

The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.

You might also be interested in the other courses in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.

Who will you learn with?

Sophie has worked with digital media for over 30 years both as an artist, producer and educator. She now works remotely from her home beside the sea.

Who developed the course?

University of Leeds

As one of the UK’s largest research-based universities, the University of Leeds is a member of the prestigious Russell Group and a centre of excellence for teaching.

Institute of Coding

The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills needed at work and beyond.


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What's included?

University of Leeds 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