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Explore a career in AI and digital with City & Guilds and IBM

Sign up for free introductory courses in AI, cybersecurity, digital sustainability and IT

As businesses across all sectors embrace technological transformation, digital and AI skills are increasingly in demand. According to the World Economic Forum, up to 40% of the workforce will need to reskill due to AI by 2027.  

To help you find out more about the sector, we’ve teamed up with global technology innovator IBM to offer four free short courses. The introductory courses are designed to give you an overview of the skills and knowledge you need to get started in the growing tech sector, covering high-demand areas like AI, cybersecurity and digital sustainability.  

Ready to kick-start your career? Learn more about the courses and register for the courses below. 

Explore free AI and digital short courses 

There are four learning plans on offer including AI, Cybersecurity, Journey into tech and Digital Sustainability. 

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Artificial Intelligence

Our AI learning plan provides a comprehensive overview, from exploring AI job opportunities to understanding its impact on everyday life. Through practical exercises, learners master the art of prompting, applying their knowledge effectively in real-world scenarios.

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Our comprehensive cybersecurity learning plan begins by exploring the importance of cybersecurity, popular job roles, and career pathways. Learners delve into the fundamentals of cybersecurity, understanding its mechanics, and gain practical skills through tutorials, culminating in real-world applications.

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Journey into Tech

Embark on a comprehensive learning journey that explores IT careers, computer basics, and specialised fields such as cybersecurity, data science, IoT, IT support, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. Gain insights, practical skills, and a holistic understanding of technology, preparing you for success in this dynamic and ever-evolving sector.

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Digital Sustainability

The Digital Sustainability Learning Path explores the transformational role digital solutions and innovations can play in advancing environmental and social sustainability. In particular, it delves into how digital technologies can power the green transition and contribute to a more sustainable world.

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About IBM SkillsBuild 

These short courses are hosted on IBM’s learning platform, IBM SkillsBuild. The platform offers new and curated digital learning content to help you develop knowledge and skills. Whether you are interested in skilling up for the digital economy or taking the first steps towards a new career, you can study whenever you want and the platform is entirely self-paced and free. 

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Explore City & Guilds digital qualifications and programmes

At City & Guilds, we are a global skills organisation that develops qualifications, apprenticeships and programmes delivered by colleges and providers around the world.

Covering areas from cyber security and programming to software development, digital marketing and IT support, our digital apprenticeships and qualifications open doors to opportunities for the next generation of digital professionals. 

Explore our digital qualifications and programmes and find a centre near you