Learn something new from home during coronavirus

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We are all spending more time indoors at the moment. Perhaps you’re self-isolating, working from home or furloughed. Even those classed as key workers who are going out to work are probably spending more of their downtime at home than usual.

Catching up on a box set or playing board games round the table are great. But what about challenging yourself to learn a new skill? Or maybe now is the time to find out if wedding planning really is the career for you.

All the courses on all the sites below are free. The variety of topics is huge, from workplace skills and ICT to forensic science for beginners.

Dig in. And if you find something you like let us know on Twitter or on Facebook so we can share it with others.


TUC reps courses

Learn how to be a Union Rep, Health and Safety Rep or Union Learning Rep by attending one of our reps courses.

TUC short courses

Short courses on workplace issues like your rights at work, sexual harassment and tacking the far right. Visit our education site to find out more.


Courses on technology, language, science, health, humanities, business, maths, marketing, lifestyle all available on Alison.


A not-for-profit academy offering maths, science and arts & humanities courses, plus prep for exams. Includes support for those trying to home-school children. Try one of their free courses today. 


Over 1,000 courses, videos and tutorials from the Open University – including a tutorial to discover whether or not you’d make a good eye witness!

An introduction to The Open University in Wales


Psychology and mental health, science, education and many, many more from the Open University. Discover the full range here.


Job-focused courses covering everything from business and admin to dementia care and nutrition and health. Visit today for flexible courses. 


Wedding planning, construction management, life coaching, digital marketing, cyber security and many more to explore. 

Learn My Way

Free digital courses such as using your computer, online basics, office programmes and internet skills.