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Advanced Digital Skills

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Now that you have completed the Essential Digital Skills - Training Material, you can now safely access greater opportunities to gain more advanced digital skills, again based on your needs and interests.

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Good luck on your journey.  

Here are some suggestions we would recommend based on some possible interests you may have at this stage of your journey:


Looking for advice on how to start your own business online?

Looking for some support to grow your business online? 

Want to learn how to market your business online?

 Want learn about e-commerce, to use the Internet to sell solutions and products?

iDEA is an international award winning programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free.

Local opportunities which may be of interest to you:

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Some specific companies located within the borough that offer great opportunities within the sector:

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Further, potentially free advanced digital skills training opportunities to choose from:

Basildon has its own digital campus located within Basildon's Town Centre. A centre for digital technologies which offers in person training courses, some of which are free:


Possibly look to participate in a boot camp! Further opportunities to gain advanced digital skills to improve your employability provided by the Institute Of Coding: 


Maybe you want to undertake one of the digital courses provided by ACL Essex:

Are you a complete beginner and want to know where to start? 

If you then want to work towards a certification in coding, you can apply to participate in a free online certified 6 week course (4-5 hours study required a week) provided by Free Courses In England:

Here some more tools and lists, providing other opportunities endorsed by the Council:

A list of opportunities available through 'Essex Opportunities' website for you to gain new digital skills

The 'National Careers service' provide a skills tool kit for people looking to learn new skills or change jobs

Have you got the time, the digital skills and the confidence to help others? 

Look to become a TEC Mate:


If you want to gain a better understanding about what it means to be a Digital Champion as a tutor or volunteer then 'Learn My Way' offer a free course. Registration is required. 

We would suggest this would be a good start if you are looking to support a friend or family member on their personal journey to gain new digital skills