Free Digital Skills Training for Employers & Employees in South Yorkshire

Sheffield Hallam University, alongside a network of partners, is running free digital skills training courses for companies and employees in South Yorkshire.

Advancing Digital free courses in South Yorkshire

Advancing Digital is a project financed by the EU’s European Social Fund, which has an objective of levelling up business growth and opportunities across the region by investing in jobs and skills.

Both employers and ambitious employees alike are welcome to apply for a range of free digital skills courses in areas that include:

  • Data Analytics
  • Databases (beginner and intermediate courses)
  • Project Management
  • IT Service Management
  • Web Analytics
  • Business Security
  • Applied AI for Business
  • Web Marketing
  • and more…

Employers can also request bespoke training packages in popular business software products, such as:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Azure Basics and Data Visualisation
  • PowerBI
  • Python programming
  • MS Office 365

Advancing Digital training courses are run by a talented team led by Dr Chris Roast of Sheffield Hallam University.

Dr Chris Roast at Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Chris Roast – Sheffield Hallam University

The team comprises expertise across diverse areas such:

  • Project management
  • Web & app development
  • 5G and network security
  • C#, C++ and Javascript programming
  • Cloud-based solutions and data management
  • Computing and software engineering
  • Web application penetration testing and IT security awareness

So – well-placed to guide companies and employees in all things digital!

As an EU-funded project, Advancing Digital will only run until the end of 2023, so if you are interested in improving your skills with this free training (or those of your employees), it’s important to register your interest and start one of their short courses as soon as possible.

Employers in South Yorkshire: Register your interest as an employer

Employees living or working in South Yorkshire: Register interest as an employee


Learn more about the project on the Advancing Digital website.