Digital Skills Scholarships

by Digital Skills Authority in Windsor, England, United Kingdom

Digital Skills Scholarships


£125,000 target 9 days left
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This project will only be funded if at least £125,000 is pledged by 3rd August 2021 at 7:55pm

Provide fully-funded training and certifications to those impacted by Coronavirus to support employment, sole traders and small businesses.

by Digital Skills Authority in Windsor, England, United Kingdom


Our UK Social Mobility and Economic Empowerment Crowdfunding Initiative

Help fund the training and certification of 300 individuals either struggling with employment or business income as a result of Coronavirus. Training via e-learning and online certification), with one qualification: A choice of COB Certified E-Commerce Manager, COB Certified E-Business Manager, COB Certified Web Merchandiser, COB Certified Category Manager, COB Certified Marketing Executive, or COB Certified Content Strategist.


We are crowdfunding £125,000 which we will match fund, to train and certify 300 individuals wanting to gain employment or start their own business online. We welcome additional match-funding from corporates to increase the number of scholarships. (Crowdfunder refunds any contributions if we do not reach target, see T&C's).


Employers who have sponsored staff to go on our courses include:

Procter & Gamble, Ernst & Young, L’Oréal, Three (Hutchison 3G UK), House of Fraser, Mars, Croatia Airlines, Historic Scotland, Schneider Electric, South African Post Office, Ministry of Education Oman, The Dune Group, SABIC, AXA Mansard, Thales-Raytheon, Saudi Investment Bank, Zain Telecom, Delta Airlines, Brady Corporation, Information Technology Authority - Government of Oman, AMG Group (Rossignol, Asolo, Litchfield...), Loughborough University Staff, Huawei, Chambers of Commerce and more...

A number of start-ups and small business owners have also benefited from our practical high-impacting programs.


Digital Skills Authority is a global industry digital skills awarding body, educational publisher, leading-edge training and licensing organisation specialising in real-world advanced skills including digital, digital business, marketing, e-commerce and future skills, created and delivered by practitioners and leaders in industry.

Our Global Mission

An organisation established in 2016, Digital Skills Authority's mission is to help grow the digital economy, boost individual careers, support entrepreneurship and enable business growth through digital know-how.  As part of this mission we also empower organisations to identify and manage risks, identify and leverage business and technological opportunities, maximise efficiency, reduce costs and develop their bespoke practical and ethical policies.  

Our UK Company
Digital Skills Authority Ltd
59-60 Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1TX

UK Company Registration: 10116333 (April 2016)
UK Register of Training Providers (UKPRN) : 1008860

Web Sites 

Digital Skills Authority
The Certificate in Online Business Series

Who are we?
Deborah Collier M.Sc. FRSA is our founder and President with 30-years strategic and hands-on experience in marketing and digital, appearing in the international press, live TV and radio. A solid foundation at blue-chip organisations such as Fujitsu ICL at MOD Whitehall, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, JP Morgan, Fidelity Investments at more, during her career she designed, developed and implemented a three pillared solution for global sustainability (Economy, Social, Environment).  She has architected online platforms amassing global audiences, developed digital brands and strategies, frameworks and methodologies for digital marketing, advertising, digital business and digital governance, used by governments and blue-chip companies around the globe. Leading up to 2016 when she built Digital Skills Authority she developed strategies, delivered strategic advice and led training teams of industry practitioners and trained leaders and teams at government ministries, well-known global and national organisations, as well as SMEs.  She was listed in Richtopia's 'Top 100 Most Influential Chief Marketing Officers in the World'. Deborah is also a Non-Executive Director on the board of directors of a UK government regulated and backed education management group, with a group delivering apprenticeships and traineeships.  

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Our growing team comprises in-house and highly-experienced associate trainers from industry organisations practising what they teach.

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