Technologies and processes are constantly evolving. To keep your career on track, extra training is a great way to upskill, build confidence and open new opportunities. 

Some training courses can be pricey, but we believe skills development should be accessible for all. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the best resources out there offering great training for a small cost or even for free. Don’t get left behind, find out where upskilling will take you. 

The skills toolkit is a great platform to look for courses that can help strengthen your digital, numeracy, and work-ready skills, whether at a basic level or a refreshment of fundamental things you might already know. 

Linkedin Learning is a great place to look for training. You can sign up for a free one-month trial and access their huge library of courses. There’s something for every interest and sector, ranging from leadership skills to Excel training. Why not use your free month to learn something new? 

Google Digital Garage has a host of online courses that range from campaign management to SEO. They also run a Fundamentals of Digital Marketing course which you can work through at your own pace and get a recognised certificate at the end. 

Alison has some great courses which are all CPD accredited, giving you an interactive learning experience in areas like customer service and health and safety in the workplace. You can choose between shorter certificate courses or more extensive diploma courses, depending on how much time you have.

Futurelearn has many free short courses which can be done in two or three weeks with short weekly study time, to help you learn new skills as well as advance those you may already have. 

If you’re between the ages of 18 to 30 and do think you could benefit from more formal training to enhance your personal and professional development, then consider applying for our Rising Star Awards, with grants of up to £1500 available to cover training costs beyond support from your employer.