Free online learning

We’ve put together some links to awesome free online learning sites – dive in and learn something new today.

These free online learning sites brings together learning from universities and companies across the world and offer courses on a wide range of topics.

You can access these from work, home or on the go and once you’ve registered your details have access to 1000’s of free online courses. Click the logos to get started.



Find free online courses, lectures, and videos from the best colleges in the country. Take online classes from schools like Yale, MIT and Stanford.




acas online offers free e-learning courses which give practical advice and guidance on employment areas such as discipline. grievance, sickness absence, difficult conversations, disability issues, employee rights etc.






Free online courses with certificates. Join 1.5 million graduates and empower your career. Study, learn, certify, upskill with free online learning and training.





Citizen Maths is for people who want to improve their grasp of maths, and become more confident in using maths at work and in life.






Duolingo is the world’s most popular way to learn a language. It’s 100% free, fun and science-based.





Join over 8 million people learning together at FutureLearn. Enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist organisations. Start learning now.




The goal of Digital Literacy is to teach and assess the basic concepts and skills needed to use a computer. Computer technology can help you in your everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for yourself, your family, and your community.

Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help you understand computers better. From using the Internet, to sending email, to creating a CV, the Digital Literacy Curriculum helps you develop the essential skills you need to begin computing with confidence.


Build your skills and advance your career. Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) offers free IT training for Developers, IT Pros, Data Scientists, and students.






Study free online courses today. Open2Study provides free, specialised short courses, entirely online, across the world, in a range of subject areas.




Get 1,300 free online courses from the world’s leading universities — Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Oxford and more.






Free online learning from The Open University. OpenLearn gives you free access to course materials and expert opinion on topical issues.





Free online courses for union reps and members





Unionlearn is the learning and skills organisation of the TUC, working to help unions deliver learning opportunities for their members.