Free courses by Essex Library Service 

Universal Class

Over 500 free online courses from business skills to alternative therapies.

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Learn My Way

Free online courses to help you develop digital skills. Learn about using a computer or mobile device, online basics, internet skills and online safety.


ACL Essex

Community and Family Learning Courses from ACL Essex Free interactive courses to help parents, grandparents and carers of children and young people living in Essex negotiate these tricky times.


Resources to improve your English skills on the GOV.uk website: Improve your English, maths and IT skills

Digital Skills Directory

A list by future.now of digital skills programmes and initiatives, both free and chargeable.

Help with getting online in Essex

Digital Essex interactive map showing where free digital support is available in your area.

Driving Theory Test Pro

Essential practice for the official driving theory test, available at home and in the library.

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Transparent Language

Learn from 80 languages at a level that suits you.

Children can learn French, German, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, or English words through the fun activities in Kidspeak.

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For candidates preparing for the British citizenship test or Life in the UK test. 

Citizen Literacy

An app designed for adult literacy learners and ESOL students who can already speak English. It provides a structured and integrated blend of phonics, grammar, alphabet awareness and punctuation for adults starting out in literacy learning.