With all the extra time we have on our hands during lockdown, now provides the perfect opportunity to upskill and add to your CV.
There is an abundance of websites and universities that are offering paid and free online certifications, courses and training, particularly in Information Technology.
In no particular order, we have listed some websites that offer free online courses you can use to improve your tech skills!
Coursera is an online learning platform that offers online courses, specialisations and degrees. They have some free online courses in topics such as Python, Data Science, AI and Computer Science. This platform collaborates with some of the biggest universities and companies in tech, including Google, IBM, Duke University and Imperial College London.
FreeCodeCamp is a nonprofit community that help people learn to code by building projects online for free. There are a number of coding challenges to complete and you can earn verified certifications. Each certification on FreeCodeCamp is self-paced and takes roughly 300 hours to complete.
5. Future Learn
FutureLearn is a digital education platform that is jointly owned by the Open University and SEEK Ltd. They have a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. In terms of IT courses, they offer free short courses in areas such as Computer Programming, Artificial Intelligence, SQL and UX Design. These courses last 2-4 weeks, usually at a maximum of 2 hours study per week.
7. MIT OpenCourseWare
MIT OpenCourseWare is a web-based publication of all MIT’s course content that is available for free. They have a number of courses related to Computer Science, including Artificial Intelligence, Programming Languages and Data Mining, just to name a few!
Mijingo is a website that helps keep people up to date with changes in web design and development. The courses incorporate a mixture of training videos, books, ebooks, screencasts and tutorials. Some of the free courses they have available includes Python for PHP Developers, Fundamentals of HTML5 and the Fundamentals of CSS3.
Once you have completed some of these online courses and gained new skills and qualifications, it is a good idea to add them to your CV. We have some tips for writing CVs that will get noticed.
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Written by Michelle Young