Free Online Learning and Support

Free Online Learning and Support

Listed below we have done all the hard work and found some of the best websites around to help you learn online for free and get the support you need to keep going.

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Online courses for beginners

Learn My Way is a website of free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world

https://www.learnmyway.com/

 

For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free

https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/

 

Award-winning range of 400+ how-to guides covering a whole host of digital topics. Written by subject matter experts and updated daily, the guides are perfect for supporting others with digital skills or improving your own knowledge.

https://www.digitalunite.com/technology-guides

 

Learning for work

You can choose an OpenLearn course from a wide range of subjects. Some are based on Open University course materials. Others are written specifically for OpenLearn.

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/free-courses/full-catalogue

 

FutureLearn offers you a powerful new way to learn online. Every course has been designed according to principles of effective learning, through storytelling, discussion, visible learning, and using community support to celebrate progress.

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses

 

Vision2learn offer a broad and exciting range of free online courses which are funded by the UK Government, nationally accredited and delivered in partnership with a further education college.

Studying with vision2learn is a flexible and convenient way to update your skills and boost your CV and every year thousands of people like you gain new qualifications online with us which has helped them find a new job or progress in their current one.

If you are 19 years old or over, a UK or EU resident of at least three years, then you can study our selection of courses for free. 

https://www.reed.co.uk/courses/profile/vision2learn

 

Using and staying safe on your computer

AbilityNet exists to change the lives of disabled people by helping them to use digital technology at work, at home or in education. We provide factsheets, blogs, webinars and videos about the many ways that technology can help people with disabilities. My Computer My Way is our unique guide to the many adjustments that make your computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone easier to use

https://mcmw.abilitynet.org.uk/

  

The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting possibilities. But with the digital world changing all the time, how can you make sure your child’s staying safe? NSPCC has teamed up with O2 to help you keep children safe when they're using the internet, social networks, apps, games and more.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

Would you recognise a fake caller, spot a phishing email or know when a fraudster is trying to take control of your computer? Take our interactive challenge to find out.

https://www.barclays.co.uk/digisafe/digitally-safe-quiz/