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Free online learning and support

We have done all the hard work and found some of the best websites around.

These will help you learn online for free and get the support you need to keep going.

Online courses for beginners

Learn My Way

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

GCF Learn Free

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

Digital Unite

Award-winning range of 400+ how-to guides. These cover 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.

Learning for work

Open Learn

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.

Reed training courses and qualifications

Reed Courses works with around 1,000 respected learning providers.  They advertise more than 70,000 courses on a wide range of subjects; from accounting and HR, right through to fitness and cooking.

Vision 2 Learn

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.


The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA, is an international programme. It helps you develop and demonstrate your digital, enterprise and employability skills for free.

The Skills Toolkit

Digital and numeracy skills are amongst those that are most sought after by employers, and can help you progress in work and boost your job prospects. Digital skills can be anything from using social media and staying safe online to coding, programming or digital marketing. You can choose from a selection of high quality courses put together in collaboration with experts. Find a level and time to study that’s right for you. The Skills Toolkit makes it easy for you to boost your skills.

Using and staying safe on your computer

Ability Net

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.


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.

Barclays Digital Safe Quiz

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.

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