When it comes to April time, there are always thousands of students across the country fretting about what happens next. If you’re one of them, we’ve found some online courses for you to give a go in order to boost your CV or find a temporary job when you graduate!
If you can speak English fluently, then you may want to consider doing a TEFL course. They do cost, but you can often find vouchers for them on places like Groupon and Wowcher. TEFL – or Teaching English as a Foreign Language – can get you a job in any country, and shows that you are patient, skillful and organised. TTA offer both online and in person courses for you to give a go, both end with a certificate (PDF and physical) which is internationally recognised.
Alison’s free online social media course covers how to effectively use social media for business, including everything from research and planning a website to measuring and enhancing social media engagement. The course also covers how social media can be used for feedback on products and how to stay in the loop with industry conversations.
Future Learn has hundreds of online courses available for people to do. Some of them are free, and some are charged, and then you pay for the final certificate. They are usually asynchronous, so you can take your time and work at your own pace through the courses. They have everything from Mental Health Understanding to Creative Writing.
Codecademy has a range of coding courses available for people to complete online. They have C++, Java, HTML, and a whole range of other coding languages. Some of them cost and some are free, but the whole site is accessible to peruse for anyone!
A lot of companies will highly value someone who is first aid trained. eLearning offer this training up and down the country, and it is not only useful for your CV, but in life generally. It’s never a bad thing to know how to help people!
Open Learn, owned by the Open University, is a website where you can access free courses. Their courses are split into: Health, Sports & Psychology; Education & Development; History & The Arts; Languages; Money & Business; Nature & Environment; Science, Maths & Technology; Society, Politics & Law. There’s a huge range of stuff to choose from, and you know you can trust the provider!
The Oxford Home Study Centre is the UK’s leading provider for online distance learning. They have a huge range of both free and paid for courses. If you want to add to your skillset, OHSC may be the choice for you.
Not only are they the most popular search engine, but Google runs the Digital Garage, too. On it, you can find internet and PC literacy courses. These are essential when applying for jobs, a computer literacy is the forefront of most office based work in the modern world.
Not dissimilar to Future Learn and Open Learn, Udemy has paid, professional courses that you can sign up for, do in your own time, and gain credits for. The website has lots of options on, and a lot of the people running the courses are professionals in their field.
An online learning community with thousands of classes built for those who are creatively inclined and curious. They cover all sorts of creative ideas! There’s a free level and a premium membership.