If you have a passion for independent learning, below are some organisations and websites that offer short courses for free.

The benefits of independent learning include: enhancing your current knowledge, learning new skills in your own time, flexibility to choose your study methods, personal satisfaction, and commitment, just to name a few. 

  • Learn My Way - A website that offers free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of the online world.
  • Pearl - Part-time education for adults returning to learning. It's designed to help and inspire individuals to explore their learning options.
  • OpenLearn - OpenLearn aims to break the barriers to education by reaching millions of learners around the world, providing free educational resources.
  • Barclays - Lifeskills - Offers individuals interactive tools and resources to help in enhancing employability skills and understanding finances.

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