The Department of Education has launched a collection of job-related online courses for furloughed workers teaching, numeracy, coding and internet skills.
Education Secretary Gavin Williamson urged furloughed employees to “improve their knowledge, build their confidence and support their mental health so they have skills they need to succeed after the coronavirus outbreak”.
The Skills Toolkit campaign has been launched with The Open University and Google among some of the providers.
The Department for Education says the number of digital jobs is continuing to grow faster than in most employment sectors.
As it is expected more people will be working remotely the training is focused on improving skills for online jobs.