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1st Jun, 2021

Amber Rolfe
Amber Rolfe

It’s fair to say that this April is going to be a little bit different from the norm… 

The unprecedented lockdown has left many of us at home and with more time on our hands than ever before. And in addition to binge watching every single show ever released, there’s also never been a better time to study or try something new. 

To ensure your time indoors is well spent, we’ve put together a list of seven of the best courses you can do from home this month: 

Health and care courses

We’re sure you’ll agree, our healthcare workers are doing an incredible job right now, so why not join them? 

Whether you’re hoping to work with children in the future, or you’ve just become increasingly aware of your responsibility as a caretaker now your children are at home full-time, the Paediatric First Aid course could be exactly what you need to take care of kids in need. 

This course will teach you how to deal with a young casualty, covering everything from cuts and grazes to administering CPR. You’ll learn how to keep children calm in an emergency and how to protect them from illness – something which could give you more confidence in these uncertain times. 

Alternatively, if you’re hoping to fast-track your career to becoming a nursing assistant, the intensive Nursing Assistant Diploma could be a great way to get started. The course is designed to teach students all the key points of health and safety in nursing in just a matter of months. 

Perfect for: People who put health first.

What do I need? You don’t need any previous experience to take these courses, just a caring nature and an interest in healthcare. 

How long will it last? Both courses are online and self-paced. The Paediatric First Aid course can be completed in just a few hours, whereas the Nursing Assistant Diploma is expected to take a few months. 

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Free courses

Big on time but not on money? No problem. 

This free Bookkeeping for Personal and Business Accounting course can give you all the practical financial skills you need to balance the books. Whether you run your own business or you just want to get back on top of your finances, you’ll learn how money moves, as well as develop the basic skills required to manage your finances. 

Or perhaps you want to take this time to work on your professional development instead? 

This Management and Leadership course is designed to help new or aspiring managers to demonstrate how they continue to develop themselves professionally. 

And, if completed in conjunction with the Management and Leadership Essentials program, students will be awarded a CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership. 

Perfect for: People on a budget. 

What do I need? There are no formal requirements for these courses. 

How long will it last? Both courses take an average of four weeks to complete. 

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E-Commerce courses

Now could be the perfect time to turn your side hustle into a successful online business. 

The Level 3 E-Commerce Management course provides students with a comprehensive guide to building an online business from scratch. You’ll discover how to capitalise on consumer audiences and learn the skills needed to design, launch and manage an online retail business. 

The course is broken down into six modules each culminating in an online assessment. 

Through the provided course materials and the help of your assigned tutor, you’ll build the confidence you need to turn your eCommerce business into a success.

Perfect for: People who want to do their business online. 

What do I need? No previous experience is required, you just need the passion to succeed. 

How long will it last? There are no time restrictions on the content and the course takes around 200 hours to complete. 

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Digital marketing courses

Businesses will always need marketing. 

So why not take this time to enhance your digital skill set and make yourself more employable? 

Digital marketing skills are in high demand right now and expanding your knowledge in this area can boost your CV and employability. This Digital Marketing course is split into 12 modules, covering everything from SEO, PPC, and Adwords, right through to content, display, social media, and email marketing. 

With the support of the course materials and your tutor, you’ll gain all the skills you need to take on a range of digital marketing roles. You could even find yourself qualified to take on managerial positions, such as SEO Manager or Digital Marketing Manager. 

Perfect for: People who want to know what PPC means (without having to look it up).

What do I need? There are no requirements for enrolling in this course, you just need to be over 16 years of age. 

How long will it last? The course takes 480 hours to complete and students have 12 months to access the course materials. 

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Coding courses

Is it time you cracked the code? 

The Coding for Beginners course might help. It’s designed for those who are completely new to the industry and want to start learning to code, and it allows you to realise which coding language is right for you. 

After the initial introduction module, each student will be asked a series of questions about the career path they want to follow. This will determine which programming language is right for them and will shape the pace and content for the rest of the course. 

For example; whether it’s learning how to build websites, create games, analyse data, or even develop artificial intelligence, whatever fits in with your interests and career prospects, you’ll be able to pursue it in this course.  

What’s not to like? 

Perfect for: People who want to code (but don’t know what yet). 

What do I need? There are no previous requirements for this course, all you need is a computer and an internet connection. 

How long will it last? Students have access to the course materials for 12 months. If you spend the recommended 9 hours a week on the course, you’ll be able to complete it within three to four months. 

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Not sure which course is right for you? View all available courses now.