Many of these courses are available online, giving you the flexibility to gain or develop your skills at your own pace from the comfort of your own home or while on the move, which can be ideal if you are employed, have children or other responsibilities.
With no sign of the current cost of living crisis ending soon, online learning can save you money on travel costs. They can also be beneficial to the disabled who may struggle to attend college.
We began running FREE courses up to Level 2 regardless of age or income in 2018.
Currently, three quarters of those completing our FREE short courses go on to full-time education while a fifth enter paid employment.
Learn to produce business documents and manage information including storing, retrieving and archiving. Understand business communications and develop teamworking and customer service skills.
Discover how to bring your business idea to life including how to make your pitch, marketing, cashflow forecasting and financing, networking and selling. Gain practical advice and resources to help your venture succeed.
Develop your team leadership skills to help you provide better guidance, direction and instruction. Gain the skills needed to effectively manage and motivate employees.
Learn how to create social media marketing plans to promote products and services. Understand different audiences and how social media can be used to engage with them.
Get the skills needed to be a Cisco certified engineer. Learn the technical knowhow to provide online support and maintenance of Cisco routers, switches and operating systems.
Gain an understanding of IT security threats and the methods used to protect against them including data encryption and cryptographic techniques. Develop your knowledge of the legal requirements affecting security of IT systems.
Get the skills and the recognised qualification needed to apply for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card to work on a construction site, including risk assessment and safety when manual handling, working at height and around machinery.
The UK has faced many challenges since leaving the European Union. Learn about the main areas of legislation for importing and exporting of goods in Europe and the challenges facing the logistics industry.
Gain an introduction to skills and approaches used in counselling for everyday life and work. This qualification covers counselling theories, diversity and ethics and counselling skills for personal development.
Gain an awareness of issues surrounding equality and diversity in the workplace, society and the community. Learn about discrimination and legislation to ensure people of all backgrounds are treated fairly and with dignity and respect.
Tutors on all our free short online courses will provide workbooks and any assessments online. Students need their own PC or laptop with internet access.