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  • Learn On Demand

    Micro Course - How to Find the Right Voice Equipment

    Voice Overs for Beginners
    AllTalk Global
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 0.2 hours · 4 lectures
    • Certificate of completion

    Start creating professional voice overs using the right equipment and be a voice actor! A guide to starting in voice overs using the right equipment This step by step guide will lead you through through a simple and easy to follow course. You will learn to find the right read more about Micro Course - How to Find the Right Voice Equipment

    • Online
    • 0.2 hours · 4 lectures
    • Certificate of completion
  • IT User Skills Level 2

    Online FREE course to gain intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Powerpoint
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 14 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Are you looking to gain a better knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint? Or are you already using Excel, Word and PowerPoint at home and would like to upskill and have a certificate to add to your CV? Boost your CV and gain IT skills valued by U read more about IT User Skills Level 2

    • Online
    • 14 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Learn On Demand

    C# Programming Intensive Bootcamp: Become a C# Developer in 2022

    Mastering C# with the modern features in 2022, know how it works. Become A Professional C# Developer in no time!
    Ahmed Ibrahim
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 3.9 hours · 64 lectures
    • Tutor support
    • Certificate of completion

    Hello and welcome to C# Programming Intensive Bootcamp: Become a C# Developer in 2022. In this course, you will learn all the C# fundamentals you need to become a Professional C# Programmer quickly and efficiently. C# is so popular, powerful, easy, simple, Object-Oriented, read more about C# Programming Intensive Bootcamp: Become a C# Developer in 2022

    • Online
    • 3.9 hours · 64 lectures
    • Tutor support
    • Certificate of completion
  • Learn On Demand

    Project Management

    60 Video Lesson| Free Time Management Course |Communication Course |Focus Course|Free eCertificate |Tutor Support
    Frontier Education
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 1.6 hours · 60 lectures
    • Tutor support
    • Certificate of completion

    Save £470 ❖ 60 Video Lessons ❖ Free Time Management Course ❖ Free Communication Skills Course ❖ Free Focus Course ❖ 4 Courses Bundle ❖ Everything to Get Started with Project Management ❖ This Project management foundation course enables you to delve deeply into the proj read more about Project Management

    • Online
    • 1.6 hours · 60 lectures
    • Tutor support
    • Certificate of completion
  • 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
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Are you looking to gain better knowledge of Business and Administration working practices? Would you like to change careers and move into a Business Administration role? Are you looking to upskill and have a certificate to add to your CV? This highly popular FREE online Busin read more about Business and Administration Level 2

    • Online
    • 14 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Learn On Demand

    Sole trader financial statements

    Income statement/SPL, Balance sheet/SOFP, get certified & boost confidence (Free 1 hour accounting course)
    Accounting Lecture
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 1.4 hours · 8 lectures
    • Tutor support
    • Certificate of completion

    Learn about income statement/statement of profit & loss, Balance sheet/Statement of financial position of Sole trader from this online course , get a certificate of double recognition from Reed & Accounting Lecture at the end of the course, boost your CV & exam conf read more about Sole trader financial statements

    • Online
    • 1.4 hours · 8 lectures
    • Tutor support
    • Certificate of completion
  • Children and Young People's Mental Health Level 2

    Online FREE course to increase your knowledge and awareness of children and young people's mental health
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    This popular course is designed to increase learners knowledge and awareness of children and young peoples mental health. Learn about children and young people’s mental health in context. Explore factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health. Develop yo read more about Children and Young People's Mental Health Level 2

    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Caring for the Elderly

    Develop your knowledge and understanding of caring for the elderly
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of caring for the elderly. It is designed for those who wish to understand the principles of elderly care, learn more about common health issues and legislation that relates to elderly care. All units are compulsory.

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Bookkeeping for Personal and Business Accounting

    FutureLearn
    Free
    Great Service
    • Online
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • TOTUM card eligible

    Learn how to balance your books and develop the skills to manage finances in personal and business environments.

    • Online
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • TOTUM card eligible
  • 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
    • 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
    • 5 weeks · Self-paced
  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

    This course prepares you for any role within adult social care
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This course prepares you for any role within adult social care, in order to ensure the needs of vulnerable people continue to be met.

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

    Improve your knowledge of Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND)
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • 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 about Level 2 Certificate in Special Education Needs and Disability

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Nutrition and Health Level 2

    Online FREE course to help you improve your understanding of health and wellbeing
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Are you looking to gain a better knowledge of Nutrition and Health? Do you want to upskill and have a certificate to add to your CV? 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 read more about Nutrition and Health Level 2

    • Online
    • 15 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

    Develop your knowledge and skills around counselling
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification will help develop your knowledge and skills around counselling by looking at counselling theories, key elements of the main theoretical approaches and will help you to develop self-understanding and reflect on your own values and beliefs. Successfully complet read more about Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Management and Leadership: Growing as a Manager (The Open University and CMI)

    Learn to support the development of the people you manage with this online course from The Open University and CMI.
    FutureLearn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced

    Explore the foundations of successful management with this online course from The Open University and CMI.

    • Online
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
  • Customer Service Level 2

    Online FREE course to help you boost your prospects for your first customer service job.
    vision2learn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 11 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification

    Are you looking to gain a better knowledge of Customer Service? Are you looking to change careers or upskill and have a certificate to add to your CV? This versatile FREE online Level 2 qualification will help you to develop your customer service knowledge, enhance day-to-day read more about Customer Service Level 2

    • Online
    • 11 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Exam included
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

    Develop your knowledge to successfully work in a business administration role
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification will give you the underpinning knowledge that is required to ensure you can successfully work in a range of different environments in a business administration role. You will develop essential knowledge of how to carry out administrative tasks such as how to read more about Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Learn Counselling Skills
    Learning Curve Group
    Free
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    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 about Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification
  • 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
    Great Service
    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 about Introduction to Cyber Security (The Open University)

    • Online
    • 8 weeks · Self-paced
    • Exam included
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Understand Autism.
    Learning Curve Group
    Free
    • Online
    • 3 months · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    More than 1 in every 100 people in the UK have an autism diagnosis. The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of the condition, and the challenges and strengths that autistic people may experi read more about Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

    • Online
    • 3 months · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading

    Develop your knowledge and understanding to successfully lead a team
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and understanding required to successfully lead a team. You will develop knowledge around the principles of team leading and the general workings of a business as well as how important it is for a team leader to be able to read more about Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
  • CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ (FC0-U61)

    Essential IT skills and knowledge
    ITPROTV
    Free
    • Online
    • 18 hours · Self-paced

    The CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Certification is an entry level certification designed to introduce users to basic computer principles. It covers basic IT literacy and ensures one understands the different terminology and the various concepts involved In the IT industry. It al read more about CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ (FC0-U61)

    • Online
    • 18 hours · Self-paced
  • Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

    Complete online for FREE when it suits you, with study materials and tutor support. Care for Children and Young people
    Learning Curve Group
    Free
    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification

    We all know how important it is for children and young people to be safe and well cared for. Unfortunately, some children are at risk of abuse and exploitation. If you’re involved in caring for children and you want to help those affected by these issues, our level 2 certific read more about Level 2 Certificate Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

    • Online
    • 7 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support
    • Regulated qualification
  • People Management Skills

    Get an introduction to people management and develop your own management style.
    FutureLearn
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 5 weeks · Self-paced

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

    • Online
    • 5 weeks · Self-paced
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

    Increase your knowledge of children and young people's mental health
    The Skills Network
    Free
    Great Service
    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

    This qualification aims to equip you with a more detailed understanding of mental health conditions that affect children and young people, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and the impact that mental health co read more about Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

    • Distance learning
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • Tutor support

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In addition to free courses, Reed Courses also has plenty of paid for online courses, designed to meet all kinds of learning goals and to suit a range of preferred study methods.

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Reed Courses advertises a variety of free online courses. Alternatively you’ll be able to enrol on an online course of your choosing, and study entirely online. If you’d prefer an in-person learning experience, you could take a classroom course where you’ll be taught in a classroom at a given location. Reed Courses also advertises distance learning courses and in-company courses from a variety of learning providers.