Free courses

Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study. We offer nearly 1000 free courses across 9 different subject areas. Our courses are available to start right away.

  • All topics
Grid List Results: 414 items
An appreciative approach to inquiry free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

An appreciative approach to inquiry

This free course, An appreciative approach to inquiry, is designed to support groups of practitioners or individuals adopt an appreciative inquiry approach to reflecting, questioning, and developing their collective or individual practices. It is particularly aimed at those working in education at any level and any context to engage in teacher ...

Free course
12 hrs
Being an OU student free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Education & Development

Being an OU student

The induction course for new OU students, covering the essentials for starting your undergraduate studies.

Free course
12 hrs
Introducing multidisciplinary study at The Open University free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Introducing multidisciplinary study at The Open University

This free course, Introducing multidisciplinary study at The Open University, provides an overview of the materials and resources there are to support you if you’re studying or thinking about studying an Open qualification (Degree, and/or Masters) with The Open University. It provides useful background information to the qualifications and helps...

Free course
2 hrs
An introduction to school librarianship free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Education & Development

An introduction to school librarianship

This free course provides an introduction to school librarianship. The course is designed to develop learners’ confidence and skills in delivering a library service in schools. It could be of use to librarians with little or no knowledge as well as those with experience who are looking to upskill.

Free course
24 hrs
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Do you feel concerned about a lack of diversity in your workplace? Is this something you want to address? Perhaps you’d like to feel more informed on a personal level before taking it further organisationally? This free course introduces you to the benefits and complexities of developing and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce. It ...

Free course
24 hrs
Applying social work law to asylum and immigration free course icon level 2: intermediate icon

Society, Politics & Law

Applying social work law to asylum and immigration

This course will present an overview of the policy and law that relates to social work with people involved in the asylum and immigration system and will introduce you to the ways in which social work practitioners can support people with insecure immigration status, refugees and asylum seekers more effectively. It will highlight some of the ...

Free course
8 hrs
Take your teaching online free course icon level 2: intermediate icon Badge icon

Education & Development

Take your teaching online

In this free course, Take your teaching online, you will gain knowledge fundamental to delivering effective teaching online. You will hear about the experiences of real educators, be introduced to cutting edge research, and understand the ideas and tools that shape how we teach and learn online. You will also learn useful methods that will ...

Free course
24 hrs
Academi Arian MSE free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

Academi Arian MSE

Mae'r Brifysgol Agored wedi ymuno â MoneySavingExpert (MSE) i gynhyrchu'r cwrs rhad ac am ddim newydd hwn i roi'r sgiliau a'r wybodaeth i chi feistroli eich arian. Ysgrifennwyd y cwrs gan y Brifysgol Agored, gyda chyngor ac arweiniad MSE.

Free course
12 hrs
MSE’s Academy of Money free course icon level 1: introductory icon Badge icon

Money & Business

MSE’s Academy of Money

The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to produce this new free course to give you the skills and knowledge to master your finances. Packed with videos, audios, quizzes and activities the course covers all the key aspects of personal finance in six sessions of study that each take around two hours to complete.

Free course
12 hrs
Як почати навчання онлайн free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Як почати навчання онлайн

У цьому безкоштовному онлайн-курсі «Почніть навчатися онлайн» ви дізнаєтесь, що таке онлайн-навчання та що воно може вам запропонувати.

Free course
6 hrs
Strategic planning for online learning free course icon level 1: introductory icon

Education & Development

Strategic planning for online learning

Become a digitally-informed and empowered school leader and learn how to help your school respond more effectively to technology-driven change through COVID-19 and beyond. This free course will help secondary school leaders make decisions about the provision and use of online learning. School leaders in secondary education need to plan digital ...

Free course
10 hrs
Meddylfryd mentora (A mentoring mindset) free course icon level 3: advanced icon

Education & Development

Meddylfryd mentora (A mentoring mindset)

Bydd y cwrs rhad ac am ddim hwn, Meddylfryd mentora, yn cefnogi unrhyw un sy’n gweithio yn y byd addysg i ddatblygu dealltwriaeth am fentora athrawon ar ddechrau eu gyrfa yn effeithiol yn ystod addysg gychwynnol i athrawon ac yn syth ar ôl cymhwyso. Mae wedi’i ddylunio drwy dynnu ar brofiadau cydweithwyr system addysg Cymru, a bydd fersiwn ...

Free course
8 hrs