Provision of on-demand digital skills training (currently Microsoft LinkedIn Learning) will change in August 2024: information for individual users

This article provides information to individual users of Microsoft LinkedIn Learning (staff and students) regarding changes to digital skills training from August 2024. If you use Microsoft LinkedIn Learning to deliver training to groups of users, please read this article instead.

What is changing and why?

From August 2024, the IT Learning Centre (ITLC) will focus on providing access to free-to-use resources covering these topics: 

  • Microsoft 365 Training to help everyone better leverage Microsoft apps for everyday communication, collaboration and productivity such as Teams, Outlook and Excel. 

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Learn for digital creation and publishing skills. 

  • Programming and coding resources for employability and research skills. 

  • Microsoft Learn for documentation and learning pathways to support specialist platform users of Azure DevOps, Dynamics, etc. 

To make way for this improved line-up of digital skills resources, we'll say goodbye to Microsoft LinkedIn Learning. 

We are making this change to better reflect the current digital skills needs of the University. You will see improvements in the quality and relevance of on-demand digital skills resources available to you.  

This change will also provide better value for money for the University and add flexibility to support Digital Transformation as the programme evolves. 

What actions you should take now?

Before the end of July 2024, we recommend that you  

From August 2024, if you are a LinkedIn member, you should still be able to access up to 10 LinkedIn Learning courses each month for free, but you will no longer be able to download certificates. 

Contact if you have questions about any of the above information.