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Free learning courses

Details of free learning courses to help you continue your learning, whatever your age or interests:


Setting up a free account gives access to over 1000 courses. Courses in the IT category help you learn everything from standard Microsoft packages through to coding and game development. This site also gives access to language courses – providing the opportunity to improve skills in English and a range of other languages. 

Visit the Alison website for more informaiton.


Free online courses from universities and specialist organisations across a range of categories. Take your pick from creative arts and media, languages and cultures, nature and environment, literature and many more.

Visit the FutureLearn website for more information.


OpenLearn is linked to the Open University and provides access to a range of courses at different levels. In all subject areas you can explore learning opportunities at introductory, intermediate or advanced levels.

Visit the OpenLearn website for more information.

Care Courses Online

UK government funded care courses. To find out more, visit: Free Online Courses.

Should you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Service

Last Updated 05/05/2022

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