Apprenticeship toolkit

Digital skills development for staff: online resources

One of the great things about trainers in the skills sector is their willingness to share their innovative ideas with others. There are many excellent sites that you can use for free staff continuous professional development (CPD) and many good open educational resources (OER).

Here are a few of our favourites:

Examples of online resources

James Kieft has a site packed with ideas for using free digital tools and there’s a video guide to walk you through each one.

Resources to increase staff skills and confidence in using digital technology to enhance the delivery of English and maths in apprenticeships.

The Enhance Digital Teaching Platform from the ETF helps develop teaching and training practice using technology across the FE and Training sector.

Explore the tools, resources and guidance we are developing to support a range of staff roles to improve digital capability at a personal or organisational level.

Being digital is a collection of short, easy to follow activities, each designed to take no more than ten minutes to complete. They cover the skills we all need to be effective online and provide a good introduction to over 40 digital topics and are useful resources for both staff and students.

Online communities

There are many on-line communities and local communities of expertise you can join:

  • Try searching for #teachmeets and #ukfechat on Twitter
  • Join relevant Jiscmail mailing lists such as our digital capabilities mailing list
  • Join some of the Google and Microsoft groups for trainers and education