Choosing online learning
Online learning is a way to improve your skills without leaving your home.
Online learning explained
Online learning takes place over the internet instead of in a classroom. It's a flexible way to fit learning around your daily life. You can study subjects that are useful for most jobs like:
- digital skills
There are also courses to build your skills and confidence to get into work and get on in your career. You can do a course that suits your interests and matches your current level of skill.
You'll usually enrol online and get access to a website where you can find course materials. Some courses have an online tutor. You may also have the chance to get to know other learners through a ‘virtual classroom’ or group chat.
What to look for in an online course
When signing up for an online course you should check:
- the entry requirements
- the start date
- how long the course will be
- how much time you'll need to commit to study
- if there's a cost - such as for a certificate or learning materials
- how you'll study - in group lessons or independent study
- what support you'll get
- whether you need to create an online account
- if you'll get a certificate or qualification
Find an online course
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