/Learn about Current Digital Workplace Trends

Provided by: University of Leeds

Course Area: All areas

Course Type: Short Course

Start date: 20201026

Subjects: Coding, Creative Technology, Digital Education, Digital Marketing, Digital Media, Knowledge Management, Product Design, Project, User Experience Design, Web Applications, Web Development

Recognised by: Nesta

Price: Under £500

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

Why are digital skills so important and which jobs do you need them for? Tackle some of the big myths surrounding the future of work, and demystify the world of digital technology using up-to-date case studies from people who have recently joined the workforce. With an ever-changing job market, this course will help you to keep on top of how digital technologies are influencing our work and lives. As you discover the fourth digital revolution, you’ll consider the importance of data and reflect on the transferable skills you’ll need for your career to be future-proof.


This course is part of the Thriving in the Digital Workplace  program of online courses, which aims to teach you how you can harness technology at work and build the digital skills and adaptability to create a career that’s future-proof. This program is part of the Digital Skills for the Workplace collection designed to teach you essential digital and professional skills required for the modern workplace.


This course is hosted by FutureLearn. It can be started at any time after the advertised date and is available now.

Who is this course for

This course is designed for young 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.

What will I learn

In this course you will:

  • Identify the technologies & aspects of the 4th digital revolution
  • Discuss how tech is changing the world around us
  • Explore the impact of automation in the workplace
  • Investigate the digital skills predicted for a future workforce
  • Reflect on the transferable skills predicted to be future-proof
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