Find free online courses
Whether you're looking to upskill for your job or train for a new role, online courses are a flexible way to learn.
Open University in Scotland
With over a thousand free courses across a huge range of subjects, you can learn something new, develop your skills and advance your career prospects. Earn digital badges and certificates, whilst studying at your own pace.
Colleges and universities
Many colleges and universities also offer online and distance learning courses in a variety of subjects, many of which are free. Use our course search to find courses that interest you.
Video tutorials on critical themes for businesses including email marketing, business planning, digital strategy and social media.
Tech Nation: Digital Business Academy
Tech Nation's Digital Business Academy offers 90 free business courses to help you found, grow or join a digital business.
LinkedIn's community and resources are here to help you discover new career paths, learn relevant skills, find jobs that are in-demand and stand out to recruiters.
UK Learns (from Pearsons)
Over 300 courses available in a wide variety of subjects.
Explore courses in a wide variety of topics including computer science, languages, data analysis and statistics, business and humanities.
Courses from 2 weeks to 10 weeks. Courses are run by leading universities and organisations and cover a wide range of subjects.
Courses, certificates and online degrees in subjects like computer science, data science, IT, maths, social sciences and languages.
Google Digital Garage
A range of free digital marketing courses suitable for all skill levels. You can choose individual modules or complete full courses.
Over 1000 courses of various lengths. Subjects include languages, IT, science, health, humanities, business, maths and marketing.
Learn about professional growth, wellness, professional skills and essential tech skills.
Digital courses for anyone just starting out or looking to build on existing IT and Cloud skills.
Build critical technology skills through thousands of online courses and free training programs created in partnership with universities from all over the world.
Cisco Network Academy
Build your skills in subjects like cyber security, entrepreneurship, Internet of things, Python and Linux.
Learn new skills and get certified in using Microsoft products using guided paths or individual learning modules.
Offers access to training information, course materials and exam preparation resources for Cisco systems.
The Skills Toolkit
Visit GOV.UK to find free digital and numeracy courses to build your skills.
Explore digital careers and be inspired. Become a digital human with Digital World.
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