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Skills and Personal Development

Whether you're looking to start a new career, pass your driving test, apply for UK citizenship or even learn to play a musical instrument, here you can find our online resources to help guide you along the path to success.


Universal Skills

Universal Skills is an easy to use step-by-step guide for Basic IT Skills and everything you need to know about Universal Credit, Find a job and Employability and Job Skills.


Your guide to:


  • The Universal Credit process
  • The Find a job process
  • How to apply for either
  • Latest rates of payments
  • Upload your CVs
  • Save your job searches
  • Get an email account
  • CV writing with templates
  • Be prepared: Interviews
  • Interview Qs and As


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Universal Skills is updated every month with information from the DWP Partners and government websites. Click the button below to log into the program.


Go to Universal Skills


Learn to play an array of musical instruments with online video lessons from top industry professionals. Choose from guitar, piano, banjo, flute and many more!


With Artistworks you can:


  • Learn at your own pace
  • Find lessons for total beginners right through to advanced players
  • Get instruction from real-world professional recording artists
  • Specialise in a musical genre that you enjoy
  • Find a dedicated course in music theory
  • Find lessons for singers as well as instrumentalists
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Artistworks can be accessed on mobile devices through the Libby app, available for iOS and Android. Find it by selecting "extras" on the home screen and follow the instructions to log in. Alternatively, click the link below to access Libby through your browser.


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Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. This service is free to all members of Vale of Glamorgan Libraries.


Theory Test pro contains:


  • Unlimited access to all the official questions from the DVSA in the same format as the official test.
  • Includes online version of Highway Code.
  • Realistic hazard perception video simulations.
  • Access to test banks for car, motorcycle, passenger carry vehicle and heavy goods vehicle categories.
  • Machine translation into over 40 different languages with Speech-enabled tests so you can listen to questions.
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Theory Test Pro can be accessed from any computer, either in the library or from home. Click below to access this resource.


Theory Test Pro


Go Citizen is an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test. This is a comprehensive and proven study package. It includes an online version of the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office, the people who write the handbook plus hundreds of practice test questions in the same format as the official test.


Go Citizen provides:


  • Everything you need to prepare and pass the Life in the UK Test on your first attempt.
  • Unlimited access to study materials from the Home Office
  • Unlimited access to practice questions in the same format as the official test
  • Additional learning games to help you understand and remember difficult material
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Go Citizen can be accessed from any computer, either in the library or from home. Click below to access this resource.


Go Citizen