Online training courses during COVID-19

Free courses

Skills Development Scotland has created a special online learning portal to support individuals who are furloughed or want to develop their skills at this time via a new online learning portal. 

HTSI (Highland Third Sector Interface) offer free eLearning to all its members to help people through this challenging time. If this is of interest firstly join HTSI, it is free.  For a limited time only, they have opened their online learning platform to all members for free.  It’s intuitive, easy to use and hosts loads of relevant and essential modules covering key topics such as compliance, workplace development, finance, IT skills, communication, wellbeing, self-management.  For those already with a subscription to their online training portal, an extra three months will be added to your 12-month contract.

Open University have many free courses available at varying academic levels.

Future Learn offer several short online courses, e.g. communicating and collaborating, effective communication and leading a team. 

Free courses in Scotland offer several free short online courses.

West College Scotland offer a number of free short online courses.

IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) offer free training webinars to improve your soft skills; in just one hour they provide an overview and some tips on fundamental tasks which you are likely to employ in your career such as giving presentations, managing your CPD and revising your CV for impact.

MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses) are free online courses specifically designed to be studied online and designed to fit around your life, with short activities and clear goals delivered by several Scottish universities.  For further information, see:

Robert Gordon University has launched free short courses to support the skills needs of individuals and workforce across Scotland in response to the economic impact of COVID-19.  The university is offering 400 fully funded places across a range of online short courses focused on strengthening business and providing individuals with skills development opportunities. 

Social Enterprise Academy is there to support individuals through COVID-19 and beyond.  They have support for furloughed staff, to develop skills and prepare for return to work.

Royal Bank of Scotland’s fully funded Royal Bank Dream Bigger programme supports females aged 16 – 18 years old to build future skills and capabilities, inspiring the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

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