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5 Digital Skills to Learn Over Lockdown

22 October 2020

5 Digital Skills to Learn Over Lockdown

With lockdown hastening the movement of business online, digital skills will be among those most in-demand. Learning new digital skills can enhance your value across many sectors. What’s more, learning digital sills doesn’t require any resources besides access to a computer or laptop. Here are some of the top digital skills you can learn with some suggestions for online courses.


A coder or computer programmer is someone who translates words into computer language. There are many different languages, some widely used and some specialised. Like learning any language, achieving fluency takes time, patience and practice. However coding is vital for most contemporary businesses, making it a valuable skill.

Web Design

Statistics show that 81% of people research a business or service online prior to making a purchase decision while 56% of people stated that they won’t trust a business without a website. Having a good website instantly boosts credibility, providing a platform for building brand identity, communicating with customers and gaining business insights through analytics.

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

SEO or “search engine optimisation” is the process of improving a website’s traffic by increasing its visibility for relevant searches. The better visibility website pages have in search results, the more prospective customers they will attract to a business. A working knowledge of SEO is a useful skill.


It might not be new, but PowerPoint is still one of the leading presentations programmes out there. Out of the 500 million PowerPoint users in the world, over 120 million of those people use PowerPoint to create presentations in a business environment. Although there’s some argument for shifting to more interactive platform applications, when used as a visual aid PowerPoint can be an effective tool.

Learn How to Use Powerpoint in 30 Minutes (LinkedIn Learning)

Mastering Microsoft Powerpoint (Udemy)

Online Powerpoint Classes (Skillshare)


Cryptocurrencies, also known as digital currencies or virtual currencies, are a form of digital money. They allow payments to be made electronically and function in a similar way to standard currencies that use physical cash. However, cryptocurrencies are only exchanged electronically using lines of computer code. Examples of well-known cryptocurrencies include bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin. As online commerce moves online, an understanding of cryptocurrency is a business advantage.

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