At this time of budget restraint and uncertainty for the VCSE sector we need to be creative in identifying training and development opportunities for staff. Even without a large training and development budget organisations’ can identify opportunities to develop their staff through a wide variety of on-line training and learning websites that offer free courses at the point of delivery.

ALISON

Alison has over 1,000 courses available across 9 distinct categories, all absolutely free to complete. All courses are self-paced and have been designed by subject matter experts, to give an interactive and enriched learning experience.

FUTURELEARN

FutureLearn have courses in a diverse range of subjects and are always adding more. Courses vary in length. Most are six to ten weeks long but they also have some shorter two and three week courses.

OPEN LEARN 

Open Learn provides free learning through the Open University and has 100s of free on-line courses. Their vision is to break down barriers to education by reaching millions of learners each year, through free educational resources.

VISION2LEARN

Vision2learn is funded by the Skills Funding Agency. Vision2Learn offer a broad range of qualifications on-line. Each course is nationally accredited and delivered in partnership with a further education college in England. They are all funded by the UK government so if you meet the criteria you can study for free.

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