Free online courses to build your CV


It might not be the first thing on your mind at the moment, but there are plenty of free online courses that you could be doing to not only keep you busy, but also improve your CV in the process.

If you’re currently at home twiddling your thumbs, the good news is you don’t need to be twiddling your thumbs for much longer. We know how many people are sitting at home wondering what they could be doing with all this time on their hands to make sure it’s not wasted. That’s why we’ve decided to share some FREE online courses with you.

Although it might just sound like an extra thing to do just to fill your time, the extra benefits that doing an online course at the moment are second-to-none. It will not only give you something to talk about on your GetMyFirstJob profile as well as your CV, but it will give you something to talk about during interviews. Employers will be able to talk to you about how you felt doing the course at home and it will show how dedicated you are, because you chose to study a qualification rather than sit at home binge-watching boxsets or playing on a games console. It can help show your interest in a subject and a commitment to your career or provide evidence of continuing professional development, particularly if you get a free certificate at the end of a course!

Qube Vision

Qube Vision have a fantastic offer to all individuals during these unprecedented times. They are offering you free courses across a range of subjects so you can brush up on your skills. The courses they offer have all been carefully designed and there are lots of different courses you could do, from Leadership & Management to Health & Social Care or even Transport & Logistics. Whether those are industries you’re already in or want to start your career in, now’s the perfect opportunity to enrol!

Click here and use code 'QUBEVISIONAPR' at the checkout to take advantage of this free course. The discount code available for use until 23:59 on the 30th April 2020.

Accenture’s Skills to Success Academy

The Digital Skills training will build your knowledge and confidence of Digital Skills and explain how they are a core employability skill in today's workplace. Whether you're looking for a new job or want to start your own business, digital skills are the key to success. From understanding the importance of social media and digital marketing, to how AI is changing the world of work, get the digital skills you need with these specially designed courses from Accenture.

We work very closely with an organisation called Movement to Work who have exclusive access to this programme. Participants should register on www.s2sacademy.com , clicking on 'Learner Registration' and using the learner access code ’MTW123’.

Accenture’s Digital Skills Programme

The Digital Skills training will build your knowledge and confidence in Digital Skills and explain how they are a core employability skill in today's workplace. Whether you're looking for a new job or want to start your own business, digital skills are the key to success. From mechanics to 3D modelling, plumbing to programming, get the digital skills you need with these specially designed courses from Accenture.

You can access Digital Skills content by going to futurelearn.com/Accenture, registering with Future Learn and then signing up to the courses that interest you!

Launch Group

If you’re interested in a career in the aviation industry, then look no further. The Launch Group (TLG) are now offering our bespoke employment routeway qualifications online. TLG is offering a FREE pre-employment programme which could help you start your career in aviation, in anything from airport security and baggage handling to operations and dispatch!

Want even better news? Any learners that complete the qualification will bypass the application stage and receive a guaranteed interview. For more information please call 0191 2618456.

The Diageo Bar Academy

Anyone working in the drinks trade will be given the opportunity to attend a complimentary Diageo Bar Academy Training Course, via www.diageobaracademy.com, consisting of virtual training and online learning. Training includes modules such as the 'business of bartending,' which can provide practical advice and may help to manage quieter trading periods.

By the end of the course, you’ll perfect your practical skills and confidence to deliver better drinks, get the skills to offer excellent customer service and attain an official DBA certificate.

Google Digital Garage

If you are just starting out in your career in digital marketing, Google Digital Garage will quickly become one of your best friends. The garage is full of free learning content designed to help grow business or jump-start your career. You can learn by selecting individual modules, or dive right in and take an entire course end-to-end. After you’ve completed the different courses, you’ll also be able to download your certification!

Click here to go to the Digital Garage website.

LinkedIn learning

LinkedIn learning courses cover almost anything under the sun, and there are over 15,000 of them on their website! LinkedIn learning is full of useful courses, that will help you develop new skills in the profession you’re interested in and also give you the tools you need to develop professionally too! After you’ve completed each course, you’ll also be able to get a certificate!

There is one catch to LinkedIn learning – you get one-month free trial and although you can cancel at any time, after that it will be £24.98. Check with your school, college or university as many of them have separate log ins that will be free!

Click here to go to the LinkedIn learning site.

Open University - Open Learn

There are over 1000 free courses that you can do on Open Learn. The courses that are on offer differ a lot and could be anything from an interesting subject to helping to develop skills you need for study or work. Open Learn is also great because it’s not new, so you’ll be able to carry on with your course over a few months as they don’t have a start or end date! After you complete a course, you’ll be able to download a free statement of participation to use alongside your digital badge (if the course offers one).

Click here to go to Open Learn.

For more courses, please visit Movement to Work.

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