There are lots of virtual, distance-learning, webinars and other
online courses available. We've rounded up some that may be of
interest either professionally or for your own personal development
or interest. They range from full degree courses to short free
sessions. If you have any other suggestions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE BUSINESS SESSIONS AND TRAINING
Business Gateway. A range of live and
recorded webinars and online tutorials and individual advice
including Digital Boost where businesses can access
free digital consultants, online training and a wide range of
support to help their business adapt and change. Business Gateway
is a publicly funded service providing access to free business
Scottish Enterprise. Live and recorded
webinars. Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's national economic
development agency and a non-departmental public body of the
Scottish Government. Its resources include support and training for
Direct to Consumer E-commerce.
Bank of Scotland Academy. Launched in
June 2021, this offers free lessons and webinars on a wide range of
topics - all designed to help you get more out of life and work.
The Academy is open to everyone, easy to follow and completely
PUBLISHING TRAINING CONTENT (PAID UNLESS OTHERWISE
ALPSP. In addition to
webinars and online training, several workshops will run as virtual
classrooms so delegates can access remotely.
BIC. Training courses on supply chain
BookMachine. Training courses are
initially delivered live but if you need more flexibility, you can
watch the recordings in your own time.
CIEP. Skills training for
editorial and in-house staff.
GET INTO BOOK PUBLISHING. A
comprehensive, industry supported, accessible introduction to
PTC. the PTC offers two
styles of self-study: tutor-guided courses and e-learning
Publishing Scotland. Virtual versions
of our most popular courses with our regular tutors. We also run online events for members.
CREATIVE TRAINING PAID CONTENT
Central St Martins. Online
art, fashion, design and business courses from the famous arts and
Faber Academy. Writing courses tutored
by award-winning, working writers hand-picked from publisher
Faber and beyond.
Goldsmiths. This creative powerhouse
is part of the University of London and now offering many of its
short courses online.
College of the Arts. Degree and foundation level
courses in creative writing, painting, visual communications,
textiles and more.
SOME FREE CONTENT/FREE TRIALS/LOW COST
Many subscription services offer free trials for a limited
period. The sites listed below mainly gather courses from a variety
Alison. Founded in Galway in Ireland
and now one of the world's largest free learning
platforms for education and skills training.
network. Aimed at educators but open to all.
Coursera. One of the leaders in the
field with courses from over 200 universities and companies.
Craft Courses. Practical crafts
courses on the UK's largest creative experience site.
Creative Scotland Opportunities. Lots
of workshops and other online events are listed on the
opportunities area of Creative Scotland's website.
edX. edX is home to more
than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities
in the world (including Harvard and MIT) and industry-leading
FutureLearn. Access to high
quality learning with online courses, programs and degrees created
by leading universities, business schools and specialist
organisations including many from the UK.
Google Digital Garage.
Up-to-date, real-world, skills approved by
industry experts, top entrepreneurs and some of the world's leading
Guardian Master Classes Online.
Exciting new range of immersive online workshops.
Linkedin Learning. Linkedin acquired
Lynda.com and has continued to add to the huge range of digital and
My World of Work. Scotland's career
information and advice website is aimed at school pupils but has a
good round up of information including distance learning courses in
NUJ Training Scotland. Many of these
courses for journalists are also open to non-members.
Open Learn. Over 900 free courses from
the Open University.
Scottish Digital Academy. Digital
skills learning programmes to develop and grow capability, aligned
across the Scottish public and third sectors.
Skillshare. Thousands of classes
for creative and curious people, on topics including illustration,
design, photography, video, freelancing, and more.
Udemy. The world's largest seletction
of online courses (over 100,000) and mlllions of students.
West College Scotland. A range of
distance learning courses from one of Scotland's pioneers in this