Welcome to LEVEL UP

This is a space for you to develop your learning further and succeed in your chosen progression pathway.

On this page you will find a number of courses that you can work through to take your learning to the next level. These courses are all free and will give you a head start when moving into work or university.


The Skills Toolkit is made up of free online courses, tools and resources to help you improve your digital and numeracy skills.

Open University

These free Open University courses will help you develop skills or understand your career or education choices.

You should create an account with the Open University in order to get your Statement of Participation. See this guide on creating an account.

Once you have signed into the website and are on the course page you should press the Enrol Now button to track your learning and gain your statement of participation.

This course takes your life as its starting point, developing your awareness of just how much you have already learned and what you are capable of.

This course will help you explore career opportunities by starting from you, not the job.

This course provides an opportunity for you to reflect on your English language skills through a series of academic exercises.

Discover how ready you are to study and how to develop your study skills in six steps to become a successful distance learner.

Managing your money really is a true skill for life. This course will give you the confidence and tools to be in control.

If you’re interested in finding out more about leadership, from the perspective of a leader or a follower, then this course will help you.

This course is intended to help you develop good academic practices in your studies and when producing assignments and completing assessments

This course will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life.

Learn how to interpret questions and how to plan, structure and write your assignment or report.

This course will introduce you to a variety of thinking skills.

This course aims to make the process of learning much more explicit by inviting you to apply various ideas and activities to your own study as a way of increasing your awareness of your own learning.