Learn new skills, explore your interests, or move your career forward with our free online short courses.
We’ve teamed up with FutureLearn to offer a growing range of free online courses.
They’re open to everyone. You can use them to:
Learn to recognise, report and prevent FGM practices. Join our free online course for anyone with safeguarding duties, including health and social care professionals.
Get an introduction to the basics of molecular biology and how DNA code works with this free online course.
Demystify the complex and conflicting messages we hear about nutrition, health and lifestyle today with this free online course.
Nourish your skills and explore the psychology of consumers with our free and flexible online nutrition course.
Study lifestyle medicine online for free with expert practitioners and researchers. Investigate the role of diet, exercise, mental health and environment in improving health outcomes.
Study obesity and weight loss online with expert UK nutritionists. Learn about the causes of obesity and explore the evidence behind a range of approaches to weight management.
Help us celebrate 250 years of Scotland’s greatest storyteller. Discover the work, writing practices and legacy of Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland’s most loved and enduring literary legends, with our free online course.
Learn about the different components and systems in the body that keep us alive and healthy with our free online course.
Get an introduction to the different structures and functions that make up the human body with this free online course.
If you live in Scotland, you could be eligible for a free place on one of many online short courses.
We have free, government-funded course places to give away this year.