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Free courses

Driving Theory Test Pro

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


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

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.

Some libraries offer Learn My Way support.

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.

Universal Class

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

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.

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.

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

Free banking courses and advice

Below are free resources from some UK banks which offer tips and advice for improving your online skills.


  • Your Digital Pathway is a free 8-hour online course where you can learn basic digital skills.
  • You can choose from one of 3 different pathways - returning to work, starting a business online and returning to education.
  • There is a prospect of winning a grant upon completion too- there are 88 grants of up to £2,500 on offer.
  • It’s running from 31st March to 10th July 2022.


  • With Natwest learning resources, you can learn digital skills such as; communicating effectively online, how to search online effectively and how to use social media. 

Lloyds Banking Group

  • You can learn essential digital skills for free with the Lloyds Bank Academy. These include; how to communicate online, staying safe online, how to find and secure a job and how to manage your money.


  • You can sign up with Barclays Digital Wings for free to learn essential digital skills like how to use the internet, how to stay safe online. As well as digital office skills like using Microsoft Word, Teams and Zoom and more.

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