Open Learn, part of the Open University, offers hundreds of free online courses, articles and activities.
Online learning can be an accessible way to learn a new skill, find out more about a topic of interest or even explore a new career.
The courses offered by Open Learn have been proven to increase confidence and help learners develop the skills needed to enter Higher Education and succeed with learning.
Available courses cover a range of topics, including health, sports and psychology, languages, and money and business. Alex Wallis from London recently started an Open Learn course, he shares his experience:
The course is taught in short bite-sized manageable chunks and apart from a few minor glitches with Jaws, in the main it’s accessible. There are some references to visual cues in the course which don't work for me. However, that aside, overall it’s a good course and it’s free! I would say have a go, you've got nothing to lose.
Alex Wallis, Open Learning student