Here is some information about different courses, at level 1, 2 and 3.
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Learn My Way has free courses for you to learn digital skills to stay safe and connected.
Learning guides from Learn My Way
You can use these short guides to help someone get the most out of Learn My Way. They contain extra activities and ways to practise skills covered in the courses.
Psychological First Aid: Supporting Children and Young People (Free Course)
Get Psychological First Aid training to support children and young people’s mental health during emergencies and crisis situations.
Learn how to support children and young people using psychological first aid
On this 3-week course, you will explore the techniques of psychological first aid (PFA), the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies. You’ll focus on children and young people’s mental health, and what you can do to help them cope and access the support they need during and after emergencies and crisis situations..
The course has been produced by Public Health England, working with a wide range of experts and organisations. It is based on international guidance from the World Health Organisation, United Nations and partners.
You do not need any prior knowledge or experience as this introductory course will teach you the key principles of giving PFA to children and young people in crisis situations.
Those who may benefit from this course include parents/ caregivers, front line workers or volunteers; or for young adults to support their peers or family.
What is AllergyWise?
This free online e-learning course is designed for parents and carers of severely allergic children. This course aims to improve and update knowledge about the everyday management of severe allergies.
- Costs: Free, optional certificate for £5 plus VAT
- Type of course: Online e-learning
- Time to complete: Approximately 45 minutes
- Designed for: Parents and carers of children (ages 4-16) with severe allergies
AllergyWise for Parents and Carers of School – aged Children
You will need to register to access your chosen course.
Free Online Courses from Hugh Baird
Available for anyone aged 19 or over and living in the Liverpool City Region (Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral), our courses are introductions to subject areas and are designed to give you confidence and help to stimulate your mind and push your boundaries without even leaving your home.
The FREE online courses vary in length meaning that you can choose the one that best suits your individual circumstances. You do not need any previous qualifications to undertake a course and they are suitable for people of all abilities. Your chosen course can be undertaken at any time, meaning you can fit learning around your other responsibilities.
Please note: due to funding, you can study a maximum of two courses and you must reside in the Liverpool City Region.
Skills for Employment
Completing Application Forms
This course introduces learners to the different types of application forms; the types of information requested in a job application form; the importance of reading and following instructions on a job application form; and how to check for accuracy.
Positive Attitudes and Behaviours
This online Positive Attitudes and Behaviours course is part of an employability suite which will help learners search for and secure employment. It is suitable for anyone who would like to learn more about how they can analyse their own skills, create an action plan and be more efficient when applying and interviewing for jobs.
Cleaning and Servicing, Level 1 Food Hygiene and First Aid
By completing this course your employees will know how to meet your organisation’s standards, be aware of the different types of equipment in hospitality, understand how to tackle unexpected situations, learn how to perform safe lifting and carrying techniques and become aware of the maintenance procedure. This training pack is a great way to introduce beginners to food safety, and first aid.
Digital and IT
Microsoft Excel – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
These courses will allow you to confidently use Microsoft Excel whether you are a beginner on the software or have some knowledge. There are three levels; Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced.
Microsoft Word – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
There are three levels; Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Microsoft Word is a software program used in most modern workplaces and completing a course will improve your employability.
Microsoft Powerpoint – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
Our three interactive Microsoft PowerPoint training courses provide the essential skills you need to effectively use the program, ensuring you feel confident in your work. Designed for all abilities, our courses are broken down into three levels; Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced.
Microsoft Outlook – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
There are three levels; Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. This course is designed for all abilities to boost your Outlook skills.
Microsoft Access – Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced
This course is designed to improve your Microsoft Access skills whether you have used or not used the software before. There are three levels; Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced.
This course is designed to improve your use of Microsoft Teams.
Digital marketing channels are one of the biggest areas of expenditure in marketing budgets with budgets increasing every year, as more potential channels become available and online shopping increases its market share.
Cyber Security Awareness
The Cyber Security Awareness course is a beginner’s guide to protect you or your employees from the risk that cyber criminals pose. This e learning course will help learners understand how hackers and bots can access your system and how to keep your information and personal data safe from online fraud.
Family Learning / Learning Support
How to keep your children safe online
This course is aimed at Parents, Guardians and Carers. The course will cover digital literacy, talking to children and you people about their digital life and footprint. At the end of the course, you will have an understanding of the issues facing children and young people online and the resources to help protect them.
Health and Wellbeing
Mental Health Awareness
This course includes; recognising signs of mental health issues, managing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and inclusive practice.
Understanding Mental Health
Gain a basic understanding of mental health issues.
Promoting Emotional and Spiritual Wellbeing
This course looks at the importance of promoting emotional and spiritual wellbeing. It also looks at understanding the definitions of identity, self-esteem, self-image and wellbeing.
Radicalisation and Extremism (Prevent)
Safeguarding anyone against radicalisation and extremism is an extremely important responsibility. It is crucial that anyone working with vulnerable children, young people or adults are able to recognise the signs and symptoms of potential radicalisation.
Gangs and County Lines
This course aims to give learners a deeper understanding of gang related issues and define what these key terms mean. This training will also help learners to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse and what to do if they suspect a child or young person is becoming involved in gang activities. County Lines is another crucial issue related to gang activities. Learners on this course will gain an understanding of the issue and how it can differ from other gang related activities.
Start Something New
You could study a Level 3 qualification for free!
The government has announced new funding for adult learners, offering those aged 19+ who are living in the Liverpool City Region and have not already completed a Level 3 course, the opportunity to gain a Level 3 qualification for free.
- AAT Access Award in Bookkeeping – Level 3
- Coaching and Mentoring – Level 3
- ECDL (European Computer Driving License) – Level 3
- Healthcare Support – Level 3
- Introduction to Maritime and Port Logistics – Level 3
- Principles of Management and Leadership – CMI – Level 3
- Youth Work Practice – Level 3
These courses are fully funded, (free) for those aged 19 or over, who are living in the Liverpool City Region (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) and have not already completed a Level 3 qualification. This includes anyone who is currently unemployed or working but looking to change careers or enhance an existing career with a Level 3 qualification.
Free Online Courses at Southport College
Courses that you can complete entirely from home, FREE!
The courses are free, based on successful completion.
Gain nationally recognised qualifications, working in your own time, helping improve your employability and career prospects.
These courses can be used to help you get back into work, develop in your current job, or even progress onto our full and part-time study programmes.
Maths and English
Develop your Skills
Our free English and/or maths distance-learning programme help you to prepare for our Functional Skills, GCSE English and Maths courses, refresh your skills and gain the confidence to start one of programmes for adults or even to support youngsters with their homework.
You will receive a college certificate upon completion of your achievement and you will have the option to progress onto other certificated courses.
Get Back into Work
After being off work for some time, getting back into it can sometimes be quite daunting.
Boost your skills and confidence with these nationally recognised qualifications. In job interviews, talking about completing them can give you the edge, helping to kick-start your new career.
Business, Hospitality, Education & Retail
If you are looking to work in, or are currently working in one of these sectors, these free online courses provide proof of an excellent underpinning knowledge. Completion will help you to gain employment or develop your current skillset and grow in your role.
Health & Social Care
If you are looking to work in, or are currently working in a Health and Social Care job role, these free online courses are excellent for developing your skills and underpinning knowledge.
How it works
Apply online and once enrolled, you will receive a login to the online assessment portal, giving you access to all the information you need to study. You will produce a portfolio of written assessments, which we will assess and feedback, all within the portal.
Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of your nationally recognised qualification.