What is Skills for Tomorrow?

Skills for Tomorrow is a major new programme designed to empower 10 million people by giving them the skills they need to flourish for the digital future.

Who’s it for?

Anyone can choose from a range of free online or face-to-face courses, designed to help you feel more confident and comfortable in the online world. Whether you’re a primary school teacher helping your pupils prepare for the jobs of tomorrow or a small business owner looking to grow your new business, we’re here to help.

Why learn with BT?

  • A company you can trust

    We believe that with our reach and our long history of delivering skills training, we’re uniquely qualified to help tackle the digital skills challenge facing the UK.

  • Partnering with the best

    We’ve collaborated with leading digital skills organisations to collate the best courses and information, in one easy-to-navigate place.

  • Prefer to learn face-to-face?

    Together with our partners, we offer in-person workshops across the UK, to help you with everything from learning the basics to receiving tailored business support.

  • Courses to suit everyone

    We offer courses, information and activities for all ages, abilities and aspirations. Improving your skills for tomorrow has never been easier.

Our programmes and trusted partners

About Good Things Foundation

Good Things Foundation is a social change charity supporting socially excluded people to improve their lives through learning digital skills. Working with partners in thousands of communities across the UK and further afield, the organisation helps to tackle the most pressing social issues of our time. They’ve supported more than 2.9 million people since 2010, helping them with essentials like how to save money, find work and improve their health.

What they offer

  • Access to more than 30 free online courses via the Learn My Way platform to help with tasks like using a mouse and keyboard, and banking and shopping online
  • Access to the Online Centres Network – 5,000 community-based organisations across the UK where you can find free and friendly advice to help you improve your basic digital skills

Most popular courses from Good Things Foundation

Using a keyboard

Learn how to use a computer keyboard to type text and numbers, find your way around a computer and perform simple tasks.

Mastering the basics

Using the internet

Learn how to use a web browser to view websites and create bookmarks, and understand what copyright means online.

Mastering the basics

Using a mouse

Find out how to hold and click a computer mouse, and learn how to use it to scroll up and down and get around your computer.

Mastering the basics

About Google Digital Garage

Google Digital Garage provides free training and tools to help you grow online. Whether you're growing your business, starting a career or just want to try something new, Google Digital Garage has a range of free courses to help get you where you need to go.

What they offer

  • Access to a wide range of free online courses
  • Ability to create your own unique learning plan
  • Accredited certificate that can help boost your LinkedIn profile and CV
  • Face-to-face training in cities across the UK

Most popular courses from Google Digital Garage

Promote a business with online advertising

Discover online tools you can use to promote a business online, create a marketing strategy and attract the right customers.

Promoting your business

Machine learning crash course

Google's fast-paced, practical introduction to machine learning.

Expanding your skillset

How to increase productivity at work

Learn how to be better at managing your time, and how delegation and prioritisation can help you work more efficiently.

Realising your potential at work

About Barefoot

Bringing fresh ideas to every classroom, Barefoot is your partner in inspiring pupils to think, learn and thrive in a digital world and is proudly brought to you by BT and Computing at School. The programme was introduced in 2014 to help primary school teachers prepare for the changing computing curriculum, providing teacher training and high calibre lessons. Barefoot resources are developed by teachers for teachers and are certified by academics. Barefoot has already helped more than 70,000 primary school teachers and 2 million children to learn computational thinking and the computing curriculum, and BT has a goal to reach a further 3 million children by 2025.

What we offer

Primary school teachers access to:

  • Classroom resources : Created by a team of practising primary teachers, Barefoot’s high quality, cross-curricular activities help bring computational thinking concepts and approaches alive in engaging and practical ways
  • Teacher resources: Resources to help improve teachers’ subject knowledge and understanding of computing science with clear definitions, examples and progression across all primary school age and ability ranges
  • Barefoot workshops: In-school CPD workshops, run by trained volunteers from our volunteer network, introduce teachers to the Barefoot resources including how to bring them into the classroom and take pupils on a journey of discovery

About LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with over 645 million users in more than 200 countries worldwide. With LinkedIn Learning courses you can launch, progress and succeed in your career, with the help of expert-led courses bringing you everything from daily tips to lifelong lessons.

Whether you want to get the most out of your current job, take your career to the next level or be an inspiring leader, you’ll find a course that works for you.

What they offer

  • Get unlimited access to 14,000+ expert-led courses, or purchase individual courses
  • Learn from content taught by local, real-world industry experts
  • Receive personalised course recommendations
  • Watch content anytime, anywhere on any device
  • Earn a certificate when you complete a course
  • Enjoy access to LinkedIn’s Premium Career features
  • Choose from 60+ new courses added per week

Most popular courses from LinkedIn Learning

Learning LinkedIn

Learn how to build a LinkedIn profile, expand your network, look for career opportunities, join groups and share updates.

Finding a job

Shane Snow on Storytelling

Shane Snow shares his approach to crafting compelling stories, a powerful way to make people care about products and brands.

Launching your business

Jodi Glickman on Pitching Yourself

Learn Jodi Glickman's approach for selling your ideas, your story and yourself with three easy steps to a successful pitch.

Realising your potential at work

About Internet Matters

Internet Matters is a non-for-profit organisation that works across industry, government and with schools to reach UK families with tools, tips and resources to help children benefit from connected technology smartly and safely. As founding members, BT Group has invested over £5 million in filtering tools and education to help children and young adults use the internet safely. BT Group help support our campaigns and raise awareness and education amongst families on key online issues.

What they offer

Parents/carers and education professionals’ access to:

  • Curated content, expert knowledge and an understanding of the probability versus the possibility of online issues impacting your family
  • Expert guides and tips to learn how to approach online safety with your family
  • Free and unlimited access to Internet Matters resources

Most popular resources from Internet Matters

Young children (6-10)

Find out how to give young children the best experience when they go online and how to mitigate risks they might encounter.

Understanding online issues

Social media privacy guides

Get up to speed on the most popular social media networks and how to help your child set the right privacy settings.

Setting controls


Get practical tips for tackling cyberbullying and preparing children for what they might encounter online.

Understanding online issues

About Work Ready

Our Work Ready programme helps to boost opportunities for young people aged 18–24 who are not in employment, education or training, and prepare them for the world of work. Over the course of this inspiring ten-day programme, you’ll develop your digital skills and get the experience and knowledge you need to take your first steps to a career in the digital world.

What we offer

You’ll be supported by a BT coach during the programme, which includes:

  • Digital employability skills
  • Work experience
  • Mock assessment centre day
  • Digital training centred on a team based project
  • Final day of celebration, including presentation of certificates