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Free online courses that fit around you

Our online qualifications have been designed so that learners can study, learn new skills and gain qualifications at a pace that suits them best. Through a range of study options, these free online courses can be done full time with tutor support or through independent self-study.

These qualifications are fully funded for anyone over the age of 19 within England.

Customer Service Skills

GMCA Customer Service L2 Card

FULL-TIME COURSE

Customer Services
Level 2

Duration: 4 weeks

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service & Level 2 Certificate in Personal Development for Employability

With expert training provided throughout, this 4-week course enables you to gain the knowledge and qualifications that put you at the heart of customer service.

Customer Service Level 1

FULL-TIME COURSE

Customer Service
Level 1

Duration: 1 week

Qualification: Level 1 Award in Customer Service

This free online qualification has been designed to support learners over the age of 19 to become independent, self-motivated and valuable employees through teaching them both employability and customer service skills.

SELF-STUDY COURSE

Customer Service
Level 2

Duration: 12-16 weeks

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service

This self-study course supports learners who are new to the customer service sector and employment. It is also relevant for people in a current customer service role looking to develop their skills, resulting in the achievement of a nationally recognised qualification.

Professional Services and Administration

GMCA Business Admin Card

FULL-TIME COURSE

Professional Services & Administration
Level 2

Duration: 5 Weeks

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Principles Of Business Administration & Level 2 Certificate in Personal Development for Employability

Professional service and business administration apply to most job roles. Gain the knowledge and qualifications that give you a foundation in professional services.

SELF-STUDY COURSE

Principles of Business Administration
Level 2

Duration: 12-16 weeks

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration

This self-study Business Administration qualification is designed to help you build upon basic administrative skills. This qualification has been developed to provide learners with the best opportunity to enhance their success in employment across a range of sectors.

Digital, IT and Analytics

GMCA Digital Skills for Work

FULL-TIME COURSE

Digital Careers and Remote Working Level 1

Duration: 4 weeks

Qualification: Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills for Work & Level 1 Award in Personal Development for Employability

Employers are preparing for ‘Digital Ways’ of working. Gain the knowledge and qualifications that give you a digital advantage.

GMCA Digital Skills 1 Card

SELF-STUDY COURSE

Digital Skills
Level 1

Duration: 7-11 weeks

Qualification: Level 1 Certificate in Digital Skills

This self-study online qualification is designed to help learners who have no experience of digital literacy, encouraging progression into roles where digital skills are required.

SELF-STUDY COURSE

Digital Skills for Work
Level 2

Duration: 8-12 weeks

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Digital Skills for Work

This course enhances your competency in digital literacy skills, supporting you within your current job role or giving the opportunity for progression into a role where digital skills are required.

GMCA Data Protection Card

SELF-STUDY COURSE

Data Protection and Data Security Level 2

Duration: 6-10 weeks

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Data Protection and Data Security

Data protection is a legal requirement. This course teaches you how to handle data correctly, making you a valuable employee to any business.

Leadership and Management

GMCA Team Leading Card

SELF-STUDY COURSE

Principles of Team Leading
Level 2

Duration: 12-16 weeks

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading

This self-study qualification is aimed at those aspiring to become managers within the workplace. Modules will provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful leader within business.

GMCA Lean Management Card

SELF-STUDY COURSE

Lean Organisation Management
Level 2

Duration: 6-10 weeks

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Learn Organisation Management Techniques

Our nationally recognised qualification is designed to provide individuals with an appreciation and understanding of some key principles of lean organisation management.

SELF-STUDY COURSE

Business Improvement Techniques
Level 2

Duration: 7 – 11 weeks

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Business Improvement Techniques

This qualification aims to build knowledge on the study of business improvement techniques, including workplace organisation, building effective teams and managing working relationships.

Warehousing and Logistics

FULL-TIME COURSE

An Introduction to Warehousing
Level 1

Duration: 3 weeks

Qualification: Level 1 Certificate in An Introduction to Warehousing 

Gain the skills needed to begin a successful career within warehousing through this 3 week, full-time online course with topics such as handling goods within logistic operations and more.

SELF-STUDY COURSE

The Principles of Warehousing
Level 2

Duration: 8 weeks

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in The Principles of Warehousing

 The warehousing and storage of goods is an essential part of a business. This self-study course has been designed to help learners develop a career in warehousing.

Free Online Courses for Greater Manchester

Thanks to our partnership with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), we can offer a selection of free online training programmes, that are supported by our specialist trainers and result in a nationally recognised qualification, to those aged 19+ within Greater Manchester.

SELF-STUDY COURSE

Principles of ICT
Level 3

Duration: 16 weeks

Qualification: Level 3 Certificate in Principles of ICT

This programme is ideal for those looking to begin a career in the digital sector by learning new ICT skills. It is also appropriate for those looking to enter higher education to become a highly-skilled IT professional.

SELF-STUDY COURSE

Leadership and Management
Level 3

Duration: 5 months

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Principles of Leadership and Management

Designed to evolve leadership skills, as well as gaining a nationally recognised qualification, this programme is aimed at those who are aspiring or practising managers.

Free Online Courses for the West Midlands

Thanks to our partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), we can offer a selection of free online training programmes, that are supported by our specialist trainers and result in a nationally recognised qualification, to those aged 19+ within the West Midlands.

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