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Taking a course doesn't have to be costly, and reed.co.uk features a wide range of Free courses, including classroom based courses, online courses and distance Learning courses. Eligibility for each course may vary, so it's important to contact the course provider for full terms and conditions.

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  • 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

    Your future career starts here: Becoming an NHS healthcare support worker (Free Webinar)

    BY ANGUS MYLNE | MAR 19, 2021
    Keep Britain Working
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 1 hour · 3 lectures
    • Certificate of completion

    Whether you are currently in work but want to do something more fulfilling, or are without work and searching for your next opportunity, the NHS could be for you. This webinar outlines an opportunity that is open to anyone interested, and does not require any prior experienc read more about Your future career starts here: Becoming an NHS healthcare support worker (Free Webinar)

    • Online
    • 1 hour · 3 lectures
    • 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
  • 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
  • Learn On Demand

    Crisis Management

    Learn how to predict issues, anticipate risks and effectively manage crises in today's new world.
    London School of Public Relations Limited
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 0.8 hours · 9 lectures
    • Certificate of completion

    Gain the new tools needed to predict crises and to effectively manage accompanying risks in a post-Covid-19 world. The emphasis of the course is how to prepare for the unexpected in light of exponential societal and business change.

    • Online
    • 0.8 hours · 9 lectures
    • 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
  • Learn On Demand

    CV Writing Masterclass

    Create your very own winning CV that’ll allow you to apply for jobs with confidence.
    Reed Courses
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 1 hour · 30 lectures
    • Certificate of completion

    Want to create a CV that'll make you stand out from the crowd? We've got you covered... Reed.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading careers and courses marketplaces, is here to help make the job seeking process as painless as possible. By taking this Free CV Writing Masterclass, yo read more about CV Writing Masterclass

    • Online
    • 1 hour · 30 lectures
    • Certificate of completion
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Learn On Demand

    Project Management

    Kick-start your project management career and learn how to plan and manage successful projects.
    Reed Learning
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 4.5 hours · 74 lectures
    • Certificate of completion

    Project Management might seem simple on the surface, but what does being a Project Manager actually entail? Is it possible to become a successful Project Manager without much experience? Is it really as easy as it sounds? This course answers all those questions and more. You’ read more about Project Management

    • Online
    • 4.5 hours · 74 lectures
    • Certificate of completion
  • 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
  • Learn On Demand

    Job interview masterclass: How to get the job you want (Free Webinar)

    With James Reed and The Interview Cheerleader
    Keep Britain Working
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 1 hour · 4 lectures
    • Certificate of completion

    Are interviews your enemy? Not sure how to prepare for the big day? We talk to two interview experts as they deliver a masterclass on how to prepare and conduct yourself in an interview. Covering the importance of mindfulness, overcoming interview nerves, and learning from re read more about Job interview masterclass: How to get the job you want (Free Webinar)

    • Online
    • 1 hour · 4 lectures
    • Certificate of completion
  • 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 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 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
  • Learn On Demand

    Passive Income: Top 10 Legit Ways to Make Money Online

    Learn Top 10 Ways to Generate Passive Income in 2022. Affiliate Marketing, Amazon FBA, Dropshipping and More.
    Victor Gorinov
    Free
    Great Service
    Highly Rated
    • Online
    • 1.9 hours · 18 lectures
    • Tutor support
    • Certificate of completion

    This course is updated frequently with new lessons, projects and resources! Start Making Passive Income TODAY! ★★★★★ "A great introduction to passive income and the best ways to achieve it!" ★★★★★ "Useful, in-depth walkthroughs. Instructor is knowledgeabl read more about Passive Income: Top 10 Legit Ways to Make Money Online

    • Online
    • 1.9 hours · 18 lectures
    • Tutor support
    • Certificate of completion
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Business Fundamentals: Project Management

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

    Gain the basic skills to manage all phases of project lifecycles effectively, using the most appropriate methods and tools.

    • Online
    • 4 weeks · Self-paced
    • TOTUM card eligible

FAQs

What courses can I study?

Reed Courses advertises a large variety of courses which are delivered by a range of learning providers. The courses on offer vary in time duration and study method, with many offering tutor support. Whether you want to study for a regulated qualification, or take a course which provides CPD points/hours or qualifications, there are a number of learning options available.

What is a qualification?

A qualification can only be delivered by an awarding body which is regulated by a government body. The one you will most commonly see on site is OFQUAL, the government regulating body for England - but there is a different regulating body for each country in the United Kingdom, as well as the Republic of Ireland. Each regulating body maintains a list of the qualifications it regulates.

What methods of study are available?

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.

What free courses are available?

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.