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Get into tech with these free training courses

Are you in the tech industry and looking to learn new skills? Or do you want a career change and are unsure of where to start?

There are an abundance of companies and social enterprises that can provide you with free training. Here at WeAreTechWomen, we have pulled together a number of great opportunities for you to explore.

A number of these organisations provide online distance learning, whereas some also provide the opportunity to join them at events and to be part of their communities!

Go explore, and if we have missed an organisation that provides these opportunities for women to get into tech, you can drop us a note at [email protected].

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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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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Discover more free training courses

We've rounded-up a number of different organisations that offer free coding clubs, training courses and ways you can get into the tech industry.


Build your cyber security skills with Raytheon UK’s Cyber Academy

Raytheon UK Cyber Academy

Raytheon UK, in partnership with the University of Texas, is once again offering students the chance to increase their cyber security skills by participating in the Cyber Academy.

The Raytheon UK Cyber Academy consists of a series of educational workshops that will give students hands-on experience with cybersecurity techniques and methods to identify and address network vulnerabilities.

For two hours a week, over the course of five weeks, students will be taught by instructors from the Centre for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Workshop modules will cover a range of different topics, from intrusion detection and malware removal to incident response and securing web applications.  Students that complete the workshops will be invited to a “meet and greet” with recruiters from Raytheon UK to hear more about what it is like to work in the cyber security sector.

There are no costs associated for the participants and the modules will be taught remotely, so all you need is access to a laptop. Spaces at the Cyber Academy are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

To register your place, please contact us below with details of whether you’d like to attend the introduction, intermediate or advanced classes.

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