Free Online Courses

Now more than ever, online courses are a great tool for developing new skills both for the job market and personal improvement. 

The following organisations provide information, tools and courses on various subject areas and for a variety of skill levels. 


The majority of the courses listed in these sections are free but please check to ensure that there are no fees involved before signing up:



Offer a wide range of work-related courses of varying levels to help get you started as well as improve on your current work skills. Certificates and Diplomas offered at a cost



Offer a wide range of courses and level. Certificates offered at a cost.



Courses in Business, Computer & Data Science, Engineering, Humanities, and Languages


Future Learn

Offer courses in a variety of subjects from a wealth of different online providers


Google Garage

Brush up on, or learn new digital skills with Google


Khan Academy

Short guides covering many School Subjects and Life Skills


National Careers Service 

Free online learning courses


Open Learn
Free learning from the Open University including short taster courses from their Certificate, Diploma and Degree programmes


Reed Learning and Training

Offer work skills and sign-posting to creative interest courses


The Skills Network / Vision2Learn

Nationally accredited courses targeting the unemployed or individuals in receipt of low wages. Provide Level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications geared towards starting a career in predominantly Business, Health Care, and Customer Service



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