College offers free courses to help boost skills


5th March 2021

Dundee and Angus College is proud to be playing its part in supporting the recovery of the local economy and just one of the ways it is doing that is by offering a new suite of free online courses that have been designed to encourage people to re-skill or up-skill in subjects that are linked to key growth sectors.

The College is committed to developing and nurturing the skill sets of those who are currently unemployed, facing job loss or whose roles may have changed, and the goal is to encourage careers choices in key sectors within the region.

The acceleration of digital means that most jobs, no matter the sector, have a digital element and so the course offering includes developing work-ready digital skills, cyber security training, computer networking and creating your own computer program.

Forecasts for the region predict a huge demand for skills in the care sector and to maximise these job opportunities course options include health & social care, early education & childcare and human development & behaviour.

Caryn Gibson, Economic Partnerships Manager at D&A College, says, “We are fully committed to supporting the recovery of our economy and are currently working with partners and industry to ensure that our course offering is designed to give the people of Dundee and Angus key skills that can lead to employment opportunities or advancement in their current careers. As a college our goal is to embrace digital delivery, remove barriers to access education and reduce the current skills gaps that exist by encouraging education and career choices within key growth sectors.”

These courses will go live on Monday 8 March, and can be started flexibly at any time. To find out more visit: Free courses (

Dundee & Angus College

Dundee and Angus College is moving away from traditional thinking and focussing much more on careers not courses. It wants the people of the Dundee and Angus region to be better informed and prepared for the career options available to them, no matter what stage they are at.

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