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University of Leeds

Essential Skills for Your Career Development

University of Leeds and Institute of Coding via FutureLearn


Learn the professional career development tools to get your career on track

Most people want to achieve career success, but how can you make it a reality?

On this course, you’ll get the tools to take your career to the next level.

Using planning tools, you’ll establish goals for your career and how to achieve them.

You’ll learn how to navigate the process of applying for jobs and interviews, and consider the importance of transferable skills and creating the right professional networks.

You’ll also hear from like-minded individuals who propelled their careers forward using similar career development plans.

Featured in the UK government’s The Skills Toolkit collection.

This course is designed for people who have digital skills but would like to build confidence in using digital technology in the workplace.

This may include those studying for A-levels, those who have a degree, or those who want to improve their career prospects.

The course will also be useful for anyone in employment who wants to boost their digital skills or anyone returning to the workplace who’d like to gain confidence in how working practices have evolved.

You might also be interested in the other courses in the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection from the University of Leeds and the Institute of Coding.


  • Defining your career
    • Welcome
    • The right path to your ideal job
    • Choosing the right path
    • Goal setting
    • Summary
  • Growing your career
    • Welcome
    • Building a network
    • Building relationships
    • Adapting as you go
    • Summary

Taught by

Molly Bridge


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  • Anonymous
    Very useful course. It helped me to think at first and than to communicate.
    I am a teacher and this is the course I need to improve my communicting skills.
    Thank you vety much!

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