Free online training courses are provided by a variety of providers. Many Careers-Action members have benefitted from Continued Professional Development and learnt new skills through courses provided by OpenLearn and Future Learn. The range and scope of courses available are immense and come from some of the world’s learning academic institutions and business schools. OpenLearn, from the Open University, has longer duration unit based courses that can even be put towards an educational qualification whilst Future Learn focuses on short courses of a few hours duration spread over a few weeks.
Paid online training courses are available from LinkedIn Learning, a free 30 day trial period is worth taking advantage of, and Udemy who provide subject experienced led courses from £13.99 though it is worth looking at the site through a private browser as it regularly promotes vastly discounted courses to new site visitors.
Don’t discount YouTube when looking to update your skillset and understanding as this online video platform is packed with hundreds of thousands of videos. Be wary of how recently the content was posted to ensure you are watching relevant content and be very specific with your search words.