Leeds Trinity University has launched a free digital coding course to help workers during furlough.

The taster course is designed for people who want to gain new skills. It offers online lessons and workshops introducing web development and its basic components. Leeds Trinity lecturers and industry experts will run the workshops and will be able to help people applying for web development and coding jobs.

The scheme is in partnership with [re]boot, a £3 million project which offers free courses for people who want to upgrade their skills or gain new skills and qualifications, and enter employment in the Leeds city region. It is funded by the European Social Fund and managed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership.The university has started a course and will release more courses in January. Participants should be 18 years old or above and eligible to work in the UK.