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Sometimes, the best things in life are free. If you have a tight budget – or just want to start learning without first committing to a paid course – our free online courses are here to help.

Brush up on your knowledge with one of our free IT courses for the home or workplace, upskill yourself with a free management course to push for that promotion, or arm yourself with a free HR course to better manage people. Take a look below to find a free online course that can kickstart your career development.

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IT User Skills

*NEWLY UPDATED* Online FREE course to gain intermediate knowledge Microsoft Office programs

vision2learn
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  • Online
  • 14 weeks · Self-paced
  • Exam included
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Build on your existing IT knowledge for home or the workplace with this FREE online qualification and learn how to get the best from a range of widely-used IT software. Boost your CV and gain IT skills valued by UK employers. Gain intermediate knowledge of widely-used Micro read more

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  • 14 weeks · Self-paced
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Business and Administration Level 2

Online FREE course to improve your practical skills and performance in the workplace

vision2learn
Free
Great Service
Highly Rated
  • Online
  • 14 weeks · Self-paced
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This highly popular FREE online Business and Administration qualification examines the day-to-day workings of real-world companies and teaches you the techniques that help them to operate successfully. Learn up-to-date working practices applicable to office and administrati read more

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  • 6 weeks · Self-paced
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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support.

Learning Curve Group
Free
  • Online
  • 6 weeks · Self-paced
  • Tutor support

Many people find it helpful to seek counselling at some point in their lives, and a counsellor can provide support for people in all sorts of situations. If you're interested in supporting people to improve their personal well-being, this course will provide you with the corr read more

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  • 5 days · Part-time
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Free Online CSCS Course

*Free programme including L1 Award + Green Card*

Free CSCS Course
Free
  • Online + live classes
  • 5 days · Part-time
  • Tutor support
  • Exam included
  • Regulated

GET INTO CONSTRUCTION - JOBS AVAILABLE NOW! FREE ONLINE CSCS CARD COURSE WORTH £245! ______________________________________________________________________ **Due to current funding restrictions our courses are only available to unemployed individuals receiving eli read more

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  • 5 weeks · Self-paced
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HR Fundamentals (CIPD)

Get an introduction to the practice of Human Resources and develop the skills you need to become an HR professional.

FutureLearn
Free
Great Service
Highly Rated
  • Online
  • 5 weeks · Self-paced

Get an introduction to the practice of HR, and develop the skills you need to become an HR professional.

  • Online
  • 3 weeks · Self-paced
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Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace

Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Care for the people around you.

Learning Curve Group
Free
  • Online
  • 3 weeks · Self-paced
  • Tutor support

Around 450 million people currently experience mental health problems. Recent reports suggest that over 12 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety in just one year. It’s important that employers are transparent and open about mental he read more

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  • 6 weeks · Self-paced
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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Online course with study materials and tutor support. Certificates are issued upon successful completion.

Learning Curve Group
Free
  • Online
  • 6 weeks · Self-paced
  • Tutor support

Around 1 in 10 children and young people are affected by mental health problems, so it’s important that people working with them have a good understanding of mental health. If you want to learn about mental health issues to support children and young people that you work with read more

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  • 15 weeks · Self-paced
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Nutrition and Health Level 2

Online FREE course to help you improve your understanding of health and wellbeing

vision2learn
Free
Great Service
  • Online
  • 15 weeks · Self-paced
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Gain an understanding of the impact that food and diet has on health and gain a nutrition-related qualification as an addition to your current skillset. Learn about how diet affects a person’s health, focusing on the five major food groups Gain a practical insight into effe read more

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  • 11 weeks · Self-paced
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Customer Service Level 2

Online FREE course to help you boost your prospects for your first customer service job.

vision2learn
Free
Great Service
  • Online
  • 11 weeks · Self-paced
  • Exam included
  • Regulated

This versatile FREE online Level 2 qualification will help you to develop your customer service knowledge, enhance day-to-day interactions with customers and boost your CV. Learn more about the delivery of excellent customer service. Improve your communication skills to str read more

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  • 8 weeks · Self-paced
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Introduction to Cyber Security (The Open University)

Discover essential cyber security knowledge and skills, and learn how you can better protect your digital life.

FutureLearn
Free
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Highly Rated
  • Online
  • 8 weeks · Self-paced
  • Exam included

Explore the world of cyber security and develop the skills needed to stay safe *The course is supported by the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Programme, is GCHQ Certified Training and IISP accredited. Modern life depends on online services, so having a better under read more

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  • 7 weeks · Self-paced
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Caring for Children and Young People - Level 2

A free, nationally-accredited online qualification for people claiming benefits.

Strive Training
Free
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  • Online
  • 7 weeks · Self-paced
  • Tutor support
  • Exam included
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Help young people thrive. From safeguarding, to diet, to the vital value of play – we’re here to guide you through the fundamentals of caring for children. You’ll be able to support them to thrive and instill valuable life skills that ensure their healthy development. Join 4 read more

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  • 8 weeks · Self-paced
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Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation

Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations.

FutureLearn
Free
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Highly Rated
  • Online
  • 8 weeks · Self-paced

Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

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  • 15 hours · Self-paced
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Financial Trading Course & Mentoring with eToro

A complete programme to learn how to trade Stocks, Indices, Commodities and Cryptoassets

e-Careers
Free
Great Service
Highly Rated
  • Online
  • 15 hours · Self-paced
  • Tutor support

We're offering free enrolments onto this course every month. Contact us today to discuss in more detail. With a rise in technological advancements, the previously daunting and often confusing world of financial trading has become more mainstream and available to the ‘everyda read more

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  • 5 weeks · Self-paced
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People Management Skills

Get an introduction to people management and develop your own management style.

FutureLearn
Free
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  • 5 weeks · Self-paced

Get an introduction to people management and develop your own management style.

  • Online
  • 6 weeks · Self-paced
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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Learn to care for autistic people.

Learning Curve Group
Free
  • Online
  • 6 weeks · Self-paced
  • Tutor support

There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. If you work with people with autism, or if someone you know is autistic, this course is a great way to increase your knowledge about the condition. You will learn about autism and how it can a read more

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  • 7 weeks · Self-paced
  • Exam included
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Business Administration - Level 2

A free, nationally-accredited online qualification for people claiming benefits.

Strive Training
Free
Great Service
  • Online
  • 7 weeks · Self-paced
  • Exam included
  • Regulated

Build a business administration career. Produce comprehensive documents, manage busy workflows and juggle packed calendars like a pro. Our Business Administration course will help you achieve excellence in your next role. Join 40,000 learners who have upskilled with Strive T read more

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  • 7 days · Self-paced
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Behaviour that Challenges in Children - Level 2

A free, nationally-accredited online qualification for people claiming benefits.

Strive Training
Free
Great Service
  • Online
  • 7 days · Self-paced
  • Tutor support
  • Exam included
  • Regulated

How do you identify, understand and act on challenging behaviour in children? Learn how to make a positive impact on a young person’s life by developing your understanding of why children develop challenging behaviour and how to support those children who experience complex beh read more

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  • 9 weeks · Self-paced
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Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

Online course with study materials and tutor support. Certificates are issued upon successful completion.

Learning Curve Group
Free
  • Online
  • 9 weeks · Self-paced
  • Tutor support

As the need for adult social care continues to rise, it's important that care workers have up-to-date support and guidance that allows them to provide the best care possible for the people they work with. If you'd like to work in adult social care, this fully online course wi read more

  • Online
  • 4 weeks · Self-paced
  • 12 CPD hours/points
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Understanding Autism

FutureLearn
Free
Great Service
Highly Rated
  • Online
  • 4 weeks · Self-paced
  • 12 CPD hours/points

Understand more about autism, including diagnosis, the autistic spectrum and life with autism, with this online course.

  • Distance learning
  • 4 weeks · Self-paced
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Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills

Develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in a range of different IT areas

The Skills Network
Free
  • Distance learning
  • 4 weeks · Self-paced
  • Tutor support

This course will encourage you to think about how IT can be used in different ways as you are introduced to specific tools that will aid you in utilising IT in everyday life. You will consider the best softwares and tools for specific tasks and will do this with the view of imp read more

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  • 16 weeks · Self-paced
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  • Exam included
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Dementia Care Level 2

Online FREE course to help you learn key principles in supporting and caring for those with dementia

vision2learn
Free
Great Service
Highly Rated
  • Online
  • 16 weeks · Self-paced
  • Tutor support
  • Exam included
  • Regulated

This Level 2 course provides learners with the key principles in supporting and caring for those with dementia, enabling them to actively assist individuals with the condition using appropriate methods. Learn about factors that contribute to effective dementia care Gain a p read more

  • Distance learning
  • 4 weeks · Self-paced
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Level 2 Certificate in Special Education Needs and Disability

Improve your knowledge of Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND)

The Skills Network
Free
  • Distance learning
  • 4 weeks · Self-paced
  • Tutor support

This qualification is aimed at anyone seeking to improve their knowledge of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), either for personal or professional reasons. Learners will consider many aspects of SEND, including the symptoms of specific conditions, legislation and read more

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