Free courses to help employers fill the digital skills gap

Dagile are offering businesses free digital courses for a range of skill levels.

A recent study conducted by the Learning and Work Institute found that the UK is heading for a digital skills shortage. The pandemic has made it more apparent that digital skills are vital in economic recovery, yet the number of young people taking IT subjects at GCSE has dropped 40% since 2015.

The Learning and Work Institute also found that 70% of young people expect employers to provide digital skills training. However, only half of employers that were surveyed can provide such training.

Free help for employers

If you are an employer or self-employed and looking for skills training, you can rely on Dagile. We have courses in Digital and IT Skills and Creative Digital – free to employers!

Courses are available in Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced levels, all accredited by OCN.

Our Digital and IT Skills courses include:


  • Big Data
  • Big Data and Cyber Security
  • Introduction to Cyber Security


  • Database with SQL
  • HTML and  CSS
  • Website and Database Development


  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Programming Methods

Our Creative Digital Courses currently covers two levels, with a few more courses in the pipeline coming soon:


  • Introduction to Websites
  • UX/UI Design


  • App Development
  • Building Websites

Aside from being a no-cost training to businesses, learners can benefit from the training that is created by Ravensbourne University and London South Bank University. Businesses can benefit from the new skills their workforce will gain and fill in any skills gaps in their organisations. Self-employed workers also qualify for our skills training.

We are also working with organisations that are currently employing workers through the Kickstart Scheme, enabling new starters with not only a job but an upskilling opportunity.

To get started, get in touch with our Business Advisor, Andrew Boarer, ( to find out how you can give your business a boost.

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