Find more free online learning courses

Many organisations offer free online learning in a range of subjects and levels. You can explore providers, the subjects they offer and the levels available before choosing. For advice on what to look out for, see our guide to choosing an online course.

As well as online only providers, you might also find courses with:

  • state funded colleges and training organisations
  • universities - you can search UCAS to find these
  • large employers in a range of sectors like finance, IT, business and engineering

Courses offered by state funded universities and colleges are inspected and approved by the government. Private companies offering online learning are not, so you'll need to check to make sure that courses are of good quality.

The Open and Distance Learning Quality Council's guide may help you to find good quality online courses.

There are also commercial organisations offering some of their usually paid for courses for free for a trial period. Make sure to check the terms and conditions before signing up. Some providers to check are:

English courses

Improve your written and spoken English skills.

Maths courses

Improve your own maths or help your children to learn number skills.

Digital and IT courses

Get online as a beginner, learn how to use Word and PowerPoint, or develop advanced computer skills for things like data science and coding.

Business and finance courses

Skills to be more effective in a business environment. Learn management, business and financial practices, from developing a business idea to leadership skills or take a course in marketing your business.

Health and social care courses

Skills and knowledge to help you provide high quality, safe and compassionate care to vulnerable children and adults.

Personal development and lifestyle courses

Develop an interest or hobby, improve your personal skills, or take care of your own mental wellbeing.

Skills assessment

Take an assessment to learn more about your skills and the careers that might suit you.

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