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Adult learning online courses from the BBC

Did you know the BBC offers a range of online courses that you can study at your own pace? Have a look at what's on offer and see if there's anything that takes your fancy.

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Information Technology
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Media Studies
Science
Sports and Fitness

Online basic skills course


Skillswise

If you need to improve your word or number skills, try these interactive literacy and numeracy games and activities.

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Online English course


Learning English

Free videos, recordings and quizzes to help you learn English.

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Online food and catering course


Food Techniques

Learn cooking online with these video tutorials containing recipes and mini-masterclasses on key techniques presented by top chefs.

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Online gardening course


How to be a Gardener - Part One

Join Alan Titchmarsh for an eight-part online course in the basics of gardening.


How to be a Gardener - Part Two

Alan Titchmarsh shares his tips and tricks about garden design.

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Online health courses


First Aid

Would you know how to treat a minor burn or help a child who was choking? Learn how to respond in an emergency with this first aid online training course.


Diet and Fitness Plan

Learn how to improve your physical and mental health with these tailored six-week plans to healthy living.

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Online history courses


History Trail

Learn history online with these articles, games, activities and quizzes that help you make sense of the past and the stories that made history.


Family History

Learn how to explore archives and search your family tree with this two-part online guide to genealogy.

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Online information technology courses


WebWise Course

Online beginners' introduction to using the internet, searching the web and online safety.

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Online language courses


Languages

Learn Spanish, French, German or Italian online with these 12 week beginners' courses teaching you all the basics and giving you a BBC certificate when you complete the end of course assessment.


Giota Beag

Learn Irish online with this audio-based 15-part Irish language course.


Beag air Bheag

Learn Scottish Gaelic online with this online beginners' course introducing learners to the basics of Gaelic.


Learn Welsh

Learn how to speak Welsh online with these websites suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to advanced levels and Welsh in the workplace.

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Online maths course


Skillswise

Improve your maths skills with these adult numeracy worksheets, quizzes and games.

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Online media studies courses


BBC Academy

Choose one of the free online courses covering the different aspects of broadcasting, TV and radio production.


Connect

Learn how the experts make TV, Radio and News and find information about media careers.

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Online science course


Interactive Body

Learn biology online with this guide to the human body, from bones and organs to muscles and senses.

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Online sport and fitness courses


Sports Academy

Learn how to perfect your sports skills and techniques with a series of sports training masterclasses: from top tips from professionals, downloads and interactive guides to audio and video tutorials.

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