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Free online courses

We offer a range of free short courses you can study online and start anytime.

They can give you the edge in your career or support you in a change of direction.

Learn for work, progress your career or develop your skills. Whatever your ambition, make this year the year you make it happen.

You can start by choosing a free, online course with us.

Vocational-Related Qualifications

Our range of nationally recognised courses (called Vocational-Related Qualifications or ‘VRQs’) provide a flexible approach to your learning – what’s more, you can study from the comfort of your own home.

From business administration to healthcare, understanding autism or dementia care – we’ve got a huge range of courses to choose from.And because they’re online, you can work towards them at a time to suit you. Our courses will fit around your lifestyle.

And by choosing to study with us, you’ll be assured you will receive the best support possible.


To be eligible for a VRQ you must meet certain criteria:

  • You live in England (some regional exclusions apply, including Greater London).
  • You have lived in the UK for the last 3 years.
  • You commit to completing the course within 8 weeks.
  • This course is free if you are 19 years+ and have lived in the UK for 3 years.
  • Please note if you are a European citizen you will need to provide evidence of your settled status.
  • You must complete a course before starting on a new course.



Quite simply, it is learning remotely (at home or at work, rather than in a college) which is delivered online with digital workbooks, completed through a virtual platform.

You’ll study in your own time, at your own pace. But don’t worry, you won’t be studying alone. Once you receive your course information, you’ll also be given an assessor who will be able to support your learning and answer any queries that you may have.

Whether you’re looking for a new venture or looking to improve your career by learning new skills, then one of our online courses could be for you.

Get in touch to find out more and start your online learning journey

Once we receive your completed form we will contact you and you can start your learning journey with us.

If you have any questions please email the team at

Or call us on: 01243 786321 ext. 2723.