Free online courses to enhance your life and career
Do you have time on your hands and want to create a better version of yourself? Or are you looking to improve your chances of getting back to work once lockdown is over? Maybe you are hoping for a promotion in your current role?
New City College, which has 9 campuses in East London and Essex, including at Ardleigh Green, Rainham and Havering Sixth Form, has the perfect answer with free, online courses that are both career and life-enhancing.
Running now, the 4-10 week courses, which are free to anyone aged 19 and over, can be studied at home and lead to qualifications which are instantly recognisable by employers.
So whether you’re looking to upskill or learn something new, there is something for everyone, such as Administration, Business, Customer Service, Disability Awareness, Health Care, Health and Wellbeing, Management, Safeguarding, Team Leading and many more.
Kayleigh Stevens, pictured above, who works for BT, said: “I took two online courses - Awareness of Mental Health and Understanding Data Protection and Security. Both courses met my expectations. The material was well written and the questions were broken down so that they only ever require a few sentences at most to answer, making the course manageable and not overwhelming.
“The tutors were helpful and approachable, and they responded to queries in good time. I am very grateful that I found these online courses – they have been a really positive experience for me and I would definitely recommend this way of learning.”
Another student, Paul Kelly, left, who achieved the Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems and Level 2 Equality & Diversity Certificate, said: “I found both of these free courses to be very interesting and relevant to today's workplace.
"The qualifications will be so useful to give my CV an extra boost. I completely recommend the college for these online courses and I intend to complete more of them in the future.”
Discover what some of our students go on to achieve once they leave us on our Where Are They Now? page.