How to learn during lockdown

Locked down? Unable to go to work? The Welsh Government is encouraging people to take part in online learning.

Online learning can help you to:

  • improve skills
  • learn new skills
  • help with wellbeing

You can contact Working Wales for expert advice on the online training available by:

The Business Wales Skills Gateway pages also have information and advice about skills development support, take a look here.

The broadest range of online courses on offer is from the Open University.

Search more than 1,000 courses, videos and tutorials from the Open University at OpenLearn.

Other online opportunities:

Alison Technology, language, science, health, humanities, business, maths, marketing, lifestyle courses.

BBC Bitesize daily online lessons for all ages.

Business Wales Flexible range of skills development courses from Business Wales Online
Support Service.

Careers Wales Search to find a course that’s right for you. Includes a range of online courses.
Some courses are free and some courses have costs associated with them.

FutureLearn Psychology and mental health, science, education and many more. Some courses are free and some courses have costs associated with them.

Oxford Home Study College Planning, construction management, life coaching, digital marketing, cyber security.

The Good Things Foundation Free online courses, helping people develop digital skills.

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley retired from The Oldie magazine to return to freelance journalism. He previously held executive staff jobs at the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Express before freelancing for 20 years for newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the ‘i’ paper, plus a wide range of magazines. He continues to write about music, travel and health, and blogs at

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