Free online learning resources
Online courses are a convenient and flexible way to learn.
My Jobs Scotland have launched new free training courses through several organisations.
contains a number of free on line courses in different subjects
taking a course doesn't have to be costly, and reed.co.uk features a wide range of Free on line courses.
The website above contains learning resources where you can develop life skills.
Reading and Writing
This site contains resources to help adults improve their reading, writing and number skills. Level one and entry level three literacy and numeracy resources and worksheets
The Irish National Adult Literacies Agency website contains a wide range of resources to help develop adult literacy skills.
This site contains hints and tips to develop reading skills for both adults and adults supporting their children with reading.
This is a comprehensive website for those who want to improve their own or their children’s numeracy skills and also at practitioners who need classroom resources.
This site contains a self-assessment tool which allows you to identify your numeracy strengths and weaknesses.
This site contains over 6000 free printable maths worksheets (with answers) on all areas of numeracy.
English for Speakers of other Languages
This site contains free printable resources for teaching and learning English. There are worksheets for students both young and old, and of all levels of proficiency.
This is a website that contains lessons for ESOL beginners on different topics to help practise their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Free English lessons online for all levels of ESOL learner.
This site provides free teaching resources for beginner levels of ESOL
This site lists the top 10 best sites for free online computer training, it is best to go and look at what is there to find a site that suits your own needs
General Learning Websites
FutureLearn is a digital education platform founded in December 2012. The company is wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. The site has free online courses in many different subjects.
This is one of many sites that will help you to prepare for the CSCS card required on all industrial sites.
This is one of many sites that will help you to prepare for the driving theory test.
This site is provided by Skills Development Scotland; it is primarily aimed at school leavers but can be of assistance to older people looking for a change in direction.
Support for Adult literacies
BBC Skillswise offers free materials for adult learners including Communication and Numeracy topics
Khan Academy allows free access to a number of short videos and computer marked practice questions including topics relating to Numeracy (see Arithmetic and Pre-Algebra section).
iTunes U contains a huge range of free and paid for content across all sorts of subjects