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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.

GoCitizen

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

We are excited to announce that we now offer Transparent Language Online free to all library card holders. Whether you’re starting at the very beginning with a new alphabet or you’re an intermediate learner looking to enhance your vocabulary and grammar knowledge, Transparent Language Online can help. Available for learning 110+ languages, plus English (ESL) materials for native speakers of 30+ languages, the program has something for everyone. 

Transparent Language offers English courses for Ukrainian speakers and Ukrainian courses for English speakers.

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.

Gov.uk

Resources to improve your English skills on the GOV.uk 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.

Natwest

  • 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.

Barclays

  • Barclays Digital Eagles have now created a brand new session to help. Whether it's understanding your smart meter or making the most of your food shop, they are here to help. 

    You can sign up to our next live session below or feel free to contact
    digitaleaglehq@barclays.com for more information & support.

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