Digital Skills for Growth – Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has commissioned UK Skills Academy as lead to deliver The Digital Skills for Growth and Productivity, under the European Social Fund’s ‘Skills for Growth Fund’. Together with The Coders Guild, Back to Work Group, The Manchester Digital, Apprentify and GC Education & Skills we will upskill 2000 participants across Greater Manchester offering a range of digital transformation courses and qualifications.

Who are the courses aimed at?

These fully funded digital courses are for people who are:

  • Currently in employment across all sectors in Greater Manchester: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan.
  • Businesses large or small across Greater Manchester who require support and training to develop the digital skills of the workforce to grow and be more productive.

Any business will have the opportunity to upskill their staff in areas such as:

  • Digital Transformation – Leaders & Managers – (Hybrid working, Digital CPD Strategy, Digital Sales etc)

  • Digital Marketing for Business

  • Cyber Security for Business

  • Advanced Microsoft Applications – (SharePoint, OneDrive, teams and all word, PowerPoint and excel)

  • Managing Data with Excel (Advanced excel)

  • Coding Software Principles


Age 16+

Employer OR Self Employed

Either a resident of Greater Manchester OR a business in Greater Manchester

(Your business can be based outside of GM if you have a site, office, place of work within GM)

All of our courses are created with inclusivity in mind – everyone is welcome. We are particularly keen to support people over 50 years old, people with a disability, people in low paid employment, people from BAME backgrounds and women.

What To Expect

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