Free Online courses

Free Online Courses

Have a look at these free online courses for carers:


Vision2learn offer a broad range of qualifications online. Each course is nationally accredited and delivered in partnership with a further education college in England. They are all funded by the UK Government too, so if you are eligible you can study for free. Please check their criteria for details of how to apply for a free course.

Future Learn This collection of free online dementia courses is designed for healthcare professionals or family and friends who care for people with dementia

Dementia and the Arts: Sharing Practice, Developing Understanding and Enhancing Lives: Starting 10/09/18 this four week online course is accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH). In this free course you will discover how the arts can create a common ground between people, and in doing so, learn what we can do to improve the quality of life and care for people living with different dementias. To find out more and join the course visit:


Openlearn offer a series of free online courses aimed at those who wish to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in a number of specific areas.

These courses include About Me: building resilience for caring and the role of good nutrition in caring for someone


Carers UK also offer two free online courses – About me: building resilience for caring and the role of good nutrition when caring for someone. To access these courses go to their website and use the access code below:  

access code DGTL8827

Microsoft offer a wide range of basic training on Office 365, the most popular suite of office programs for both home and business users. There are a large number of free courses provided by Microsoft themselves; and explain the basic functions for the home user or more in-depth information for those with who might be looking to update their skills.

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