Advancing Digital

If you have a job and you live in South Yorkshire, Advancing Digital provides training so you can develop your digital skills. This can improve your performance at work or open new opportunities to progress your career in other roles or industries.

Get in touch to take our free skill analysis to understand what your current skills are and how you can improve. Our team can provide advice on the best development options to meet your career goals.

To find out more, email EmploymentSupport@barnsley.gov.uk or call 01226 775100 (phone lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm).

Is there a cost for the training?

All of the training is free for individuals as it is funded through the European Social Fund.

What kind of training do you have on offer?

We have a range of training options to suit you. These include short courses, awards and accredited units and qualifications. These are all focused on improving digital skills. If you get in touch, you can complete a free skills analysis. Our team will then offer training to help you to develop your skills.

Will this lead to a qualification?

Not all of our training options will lead to a qualification. However they will help to develop your skills, knowledge and training in the areas where your digital skills could be improved so you can perform better at work, or progress in your career.

What is the time commitment?

Our training options vary in length and time it takes to complete. Our teams will work to provide training that suits you.

Do I need to take time off work?

No. If your employer gives permission for you to take these as part of your working day, we can make arrangements for this.  If you'd rather not include your employer, the training can be delivered to fit around your work.

I don’t live in South Yorkshire, can I apply for the scheme?

Sorry, training through Advancing Digital is only available for people that live in South Yorkshire.

I live in South Yorkshire, but I don’t work here, can I apply for the scheme?

Yes! As long as you have a job and live in South Yorkshire, you can take part in the scheme.

I have a zero hour contract, can I apply for the scheme?

Yes! As long as you have a job and live in South Yorkshire, you can take part in the scheme.

I’m self-employed, can I apply for the scheme?

Yes, if you live in South Yorkshire, you can still take part if you’re self-employed.



Advancing Digital is funded by the European Social Fund and operates in partnership with Barnsley Council, Barnsley College, RNN Group, Sheffield City CouncilITS (Independent Training Services) and Sheffield Hallam University.

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