These Free Online Courses Will Help Give You An Edge

Spring is here, businesses are up and running again, and things are looking up. But, if you're still feeling a little wobbly after a months-long lockdown, check out these inspiring free online courses. They'll help motivate you to get back in the game. And give you an edge if you're on the post-lockdown job hunt. Now might be the perfect time to learn a new skill or brush up on new business strategies. No matter if you're starting fresh or simply looking to take your career in a different direction, these free online courses will get you going again.



Free online courses to give you a boost


Shaw Academy

This brilliant online learning platform is offering an special deal for the next few days. While their online courses normally cost about R399 per month, they're now offering a range of courses free for the next 4 weeks. There's no better time to get your career going or tackle a new challenge. Shaw Academy provides courses in everything from photography and digital marketing to mobile app development and financial trading. The deal runs for a limited time only, so check it out soon.

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Udemy

This is one of SA's top online learning platforms. Their paid courses are incredibly comprehensive and easy to follow, and they offer a range of free online courses, too. Learn how to make the most of photoshop, or how to franchise your business, or master the art of speaking idiomatic English. This site boasts more courses than you'll know what to do with. And, while the paid courses can be quite pricey, look out for regular discounts of up to 90%.


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Alison

This online platform offers thousands of free courses from the world's leading experts. And has over 17 million users in its community. The courses are self-paced, so you can take your time if you're learning after hours. And. you can complete the courses whenever it suits you. Alison's 9 main course categories include technology, language, science. health, humanities, business, math, marketing and lifestyle. With such a diverse offering, you're bound to find something to keep your mind sharp.


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FutureLearn

You'll have thousands of courses to choose from and there are loads of free options. The online courses on FutureLearn are compiled and hosted by some of the world's leading universities and offer an interactive learning program. Their top subjects at the moment include business & management, healthcare and teaching. We love the tech-related courses that cover topics like programming and Python. But there are more than enough options to pique anyone'e interest.

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Wits X

You'll love these self-paced, totally free online courses. WitsX is Wits University's online learning platform that offers courses ranging from architecture and chemistry to academic writing and digital transformation. Being university-based courses, the content tends to be quite academic, so be prepared for thought-provoking topics and diligent study. Most courses take about 2-3 weeks to complete, but you'll come away with a stellar learning experience.


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These are just some of the free online courses available in SA. And, with so many diverse options, there's definitely something out there for everyone. After years in the working world, studying again can seem daunting. But, online courses offer the perfect environment where you can learn at your own pace, and find a way of interacting with the content that best suits you. Happy online learning!



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