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Free external training providers

Discover a world of endless possibilities with these free online training and e-learning providers. Gain access to a vast array of free courses, ranging from professional development to personal interests, unlocking knowledge at your own pace and convenience.

The National Careers Service

The National Careers Service provides careers information, advice, and guidance no matter what point of your career journey you’re at, including:

  • Career Profiles: Explore over 800 career profiles to discover job details and requirements
  • Skills Assessment: Assess your skills and match them to potential new careers
  • Course Search: Find local learning and training opportunities
  • Personalised guidance appointments: 1-2-1 sessions with a career’s advisor. 

Please visit the National Careers Service website directly to access these free resources.


The Open University's free e-learning platform offers bite-sized learning experiences designed to fit easily into daily life. OpenLearn’s academic-led content includes around 1,000 free courses, more than 80 badged courses, and thousands of educational games, videos and academic articles. Browse the OpenLearn catalogue of free courses.

Chichester College Group

Chichester College Group offer a wide range of free Distance Learning courses which offer you the flexibility of studying a selection of nationally recognised qualifications across a number of sectors. Their courses cover health care, workplace skills, childcare, business and management and sports and fitness. 

East Sussex College

East Sussex College offer a range of fully-funded, accredited online courses in digital skills, mental health first aid, customer service and more. You can study at a time that fits around your life commitments, and you'll always have a course assessor on hand to help you with questions you might have. Visit the East Sussex College website for more information.

Please note that in order to confirm that you are eligible for a FREE government funded course, you will typically be required to provide the training provider with some personal details and take a short test to check your suitability. You must be 19+ years old.