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Free online resources for Ukrainians settling in the UK and Ireland

Updated Wednesday, 23 March 2022

From free courses in the English language to articles on mental health and wellbeing, here are some free online resources from The Open University.

All of the content listed below is free to use, including all of our OpenLearn courses. Every course offers a free statement of participation on completion (which you can download as a PDF) and some courses give you the opportunity to earn a free digital badge, which you can display and share with potential employers.

In addition to the articles about mental health and wellbeing, you will find some external links to key refugee support organisations with useful resources towards the bottom of this page.

Безкоштовні онлайн-ресурси для українців, які проживають у Великобританії та Ірландії


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Cisco Networking Academy PartnerThe Open University collaborates with many international industry partners within the digital technologies sector. This includes Cisco – where, The Open University leads a large community of educational organisations, supporting students in the UK and globally.

Many, like you, seeking to become Information Technology (IT) professionals struggle with the style of English used in this industry. To help you improve your prospects, develop confidence, and potentially become employable within this worldwide sector. Cisco, collaborating with The Open University is happy to offer you two digitally badged courses on their mobile-friendly Skills for All platform.

Each course is 50 hours in length and can be completed at your own pace. For some studying these courses, you may find you take less time, others may find that it may take longer, depending on your experience and personal proficiency. English for IT 1 – develops your understanding, where English for IT 2 improves and prepares you for working in industry.

To enrol, please follow either of the links, Cisco will only share with The Open University your name and email address:

English for IT 1
English for IT 2    

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