Learning and careers

The British Way of Life

An easy to use online study resource to help new arrivals understand the British way of life. Some of the many topics covered are the different types of visa, finding a job, pre-school for children, further adult education, and the communication network. 

Visit The British Way of Life website for more information.


An online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK test or British citizenship test. It includes an online version of the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office, the people who write the handbook plus hundreds of practice test questions in the same format as the official test.

Theory Test Pro

Theory Test Pro has everything you need to get ready for your driving theory and hazard perception tests. Take practice tests using official questions from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the people who set the tests.

How to sign up for GoCitizen.co.uk and Theory Test Pro

When you first use GoCitizen or Theory Test Pro you will need to register with your name, email address and password. There is no charge for this. This information allows both resources to save your test scores so you can follow your progress as you practise for either test.

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.