Work Skills and Employability

FREE online courses to help you improve your employment success and develop the skills and knowledge that employers look for, including Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT.

As a Way2Work partner we're supporting Nottinghamshire people into training and employment.

Our flexible, online programmes will support you to learn new skills and gain qualifications that help you to take the next step in work and life - through computer based learning.

Courses are easily accessible from home, using a laptop, tablet or desktop computer - if you don't have one, we can loan you one!* 

Some courses allow you to learn at times convenient to you, whilst others run on set days and times, but all courses come with dedicated tutor support at the end of a phone or an email so you'll get all the help you need.

Joining is easy. Simply browse courses below and book online where this is indicated as an option, or via our dedicated customer service team at Ask Inspire on 01623 677 200. 

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Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT

If you haven't achieved a GCSE at Grade C/4 or equivalent you can work towards a City & Guilds accredited qualification in Maths, English or ICT, up to Level 2.

To find out more and to enrol, please call us on 01623 677 200 or email

Employability Skills Level 2 

We're offering a range of employability units for you to build the qualification you want based on your aspirations, and how much time you're able to commit. Our units include subjects such as Health and Safety at Work, and Equality and Diversity.

To find out more and to enrol, please call us on 01623 677 200 or email

CISCO NetAcad FREE IT courses

If you're looking for a career in IT, enrol on our CISCO NetAcad FREE online courses and progress your career. Inspire Libraries, in partnership with Cisco NetAcad, provide self-paced introductory courses which enable you to take your first steps on your path to becoming an IT professional.

You'll find several Cisco NetAcad courses listed below, each course has a final assessment, that you can do, if you don't want to do the final assessment, we recommend you do the quizzes and get feedback about your knowledge.

The courses available:

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Introduction to IoT

Cybersecurity Essentials

Get Connected


Linux Unhatched

Linux Essentials

To enrol on our CISCO NetAcad courses please click on the course you're interested in and enter your details into the sign up page.

*Please note that laptop loan is only available on our Employability and Functional Skills online courses.