Get into tech with these free training courses

There are so many different organisations that offer free coding clubs, training courses and ways you can get into the tech industry.  Below are just a few that we would recommend as a starting point to gain new skills.

Code First Girls

Code First Girls has become the largest provider of free coding courses for women in the UK, having delivered over £40 million worth of free technology education and teaching three times as many women to code as the entire UK university undergraduate system!

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Coding Black Females

Coding Black Females was created in 2017. We are a nonprofit organisation, and our primary aim is to provide opportunities for Black female developers to develop themselves, meet familiar faces, network, receive support and build relationships through having regular meetups.

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Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to study. We offer nearly 1000 free courses across eight different subject areas. Find free science, maths and technology courses below.

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AWS Training

AWS Digital Training offers free, on-demand courses developed by the experts at AWS. With our new learning centre, AWS Skill Builder, you can explore learning plans and 500+ digital courses to help you own your career and achieve your goals on your schedule. Join millions of learners who have already accessed our free digital training, and see what AWS Skill Builder can do for you.

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Makers Academy

At Makers, we are creating a new generation of tech talent who are skilled and ready for the changing world of work. We are inspired by the idea of discovering and unlocking potential in people for the benefit of 21st century business and society. Makers provides a 12 week, full-time, on-site course in London, that costs £8,000. After your three months, you will be ready to start work as a junior developer with one of our hiring partners.

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The online tech academy that will kickstart your career. We’ll teach you everything you need to become a Software Developer in just six months, even if you’re starting from scratch. You will learn from professional developers and will have practical experience in software development. At the end of the course, our experienced Careers Advisors will help you to find your first role as a Software Developer.

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Cyber Security Technical Professional

Leading teams which manage cyber security risks.

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Artificial Intelligence Data Specialist

Discover new AI solutions that use data to automate business processes.

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Software Development Technician

Building simple applications for use in larger software developments

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TechUP Women

TechUP is a training programme that focuses on training individuals from minority groups into tech careers. Working closely with industry the TechUP team creates a programme tailored to industry needs whilst also ensuring every participant gets an amazing learning experience.

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LinkedIn Learning

Advance your career with LinkedIn Learning. Learn from courses taught by industry experts in leadership, management, marketing, programming, IT, photography, graphic design, web and interactive design, 3D animation and much more.

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Trailhead by Salesforce

Start your adventure by learning the way you want with Salesforce’s Trailhead. Learn at your own pace with learning paths designed just for you, take classes taught by Salesforce experts, and get answers from fellow Trailblazers in our community.

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Learn new skills and discover the power of Microsoft products with step-by-step guidance. Start your journey today by exploring our learning paths and modules.

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Digital Talent Programme

The Digital Talent Programme aims to increase the volume and quality of training in digital technology by funding new industry-approved courses for young people, ensuring that they have the skills that employers are looking for.

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Skills for Life

Unlock a better way ahead. Find training, support and advice to gain the skills you need for the job you want.

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Santander Scholarships

Your Digital Pathway is a new, free introductory level digital skills course from Santander, developed in collaboration with the Institute of Coding and the award-winning TechUP initiative based at Durham University.

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School of Code

School of Code is about opening the opportunity of tech up to everyone. Our free coding bootcamp takes you from 0 to programmer and launches you into a tech career with our Employer Partners.

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SAS Step Programme

SAS, the leader in analytics and artificial intelligence, is providing a free reskilling and employment initiative to help repair the economy, empower the country’s workforce and rebuild for the future.

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UK Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps offer free, flexible courses of up to 16 weeks. They are available for adults aged 19 or over who are either in work or recently unemployed and live in England. They give people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with a local employer.


UI/UX Design for Games

Cloud Engineering

Artificial Intelligence

Master Coder

Creative Computing

Net Zero

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