11 June 2023

Online Training resources

For our members wishing to dip their toes into the tech world but who are not sure where to go and whether or not it’s a career for them then we would suggest looking at MooCs and other online resources.

MooC is short for Massive Open Online Course.  They are usually free, and the courses offered online are often from some of the most prestigious universities like Harvard, MIT, and Stanford.

There is a mixture of free or cheap-to-learn options available:


From Art to Zoology, Alison has thousands of free online courses and is adding more all the time. Their online courses strive to provide interactive and rich studying experiences – for anyone in the world, wherever they are.

AWS Amazon

Build in-demand cloud skills—your way—with our online learning center

Code Academy

Codecademy is an online platform that teaches programming skills to students of all levels. Through thousands of online courses. Students can choose from a free membership and a paid “Pro” membership.


Start, switch, or advance your career with more than 5,800 courses, Professional Certificates, and degrees from world-class universities and companies.


Gain new skills, advance your career or learn something just for fun. EdX is a nonprofit online learning destination offering 2000+ high-quality courses from Harvard, MIT, Berkeley, Microsoft and 130 other leading institutions. Learn computer programming, data science, business, finance, engineering, history, language, science and more.

Free Boot Camp

Learn to code with free online courses, programming projects, and interview preparation for developer jobs.

Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA is an international award-winning programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free.

Linkedin Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos.

Microsoft Virtual academy

Whether you’re just starting or an experienced professional, our hands-on approach helps you arrive at your goals faster, with more confidence and at your own pace.

Open University

You can search by course title. You can also search for OpenLearn courses associated with an Open University course by searching for the course code.

Skills Toolset

From The Government: Free courses to help you learn new skills or get a new job.

Learn about:

  • practical maths
  • computer essentials
  • personal growth and wellbeing
  • professional development
  • business and finance
  • digital design and marketing
  • computer science and coding


Udacity offers a variety of online courses and Nanodegree programs in fields such as programming, data science, artificial intelligence, business, and autonomous systems.


Udemy is the biggest online courses platform where you can find the widest variety of courses under video on demand and where an certified instructor is available for your needs.

Udemy has a catalog of course categories that goes from web development or design and marketing, to languages ​​or personal fulfillment.

Specialised training

Rather than doing pure coding it may be worth investigating specialising in tools, many of the CRMs (Customer Relationship Management) database tools are large and complex and for this reason, people with skills in the area are very sought after and well paid.

Salesforce Training

Get hands-on and learn the Salesforce, digital, and soft skills you need to succeed from anywhere for free.

Microsoft Dynamics Training

Whether you’re just starting or an experienced professional, our hands-on approach helps you arrive at your goals faster, with more confidence and at your own pace.

UX-specific Courses:

Interaction design foundation

The Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF) is the world’s biggest online design school offering UX design courses and literature created by design experts. We were founded in 2002 and have over 100,000 students. Don Norman: “A goldmine of information on interaction design.”

Career Foundary

Learn all of the skills, tools, and processes you need to become a UX designer

UX Design Bootcamp

Learn about design thinking, with exercises. Free tutorials for learning user experience design


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