FREE SHORT COURSES

We offer a range of excellent FREE short courses and qualifications, including courses at Level 3 – a first for London – that are widely recognised and will look great on your CV. Whether you want to move up in your career, retrain for a new job in the post-COVID world, try something new and see if it’s for you, or simply develop an interest for pleasure, we’ll have the course for you.

Some of our courses are distance learning – meaning you can study from the comfort of your own home – with teaching taking place online, whilst some are face-to-face at our centres. Our courses are teacher-led, with timetabled sessions, giving you the same high level of support that you’d get in person at college to support your learning. Once you’ve registered your details, we will send you further details of how to get started, nearer to the start date of your chosen course.

Can’t find the free short course you’re looking for? Our sister colleges, Westminster Kingsway College and the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, also offer a wide range of free short courses for you to browse.

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Artificial Intelligence for Businesses - How to scope, plan, derisk and deploy AI in your business
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Day: starts in January
Duration: 7 Weeks
Times: 15:00 - 18:00
Location: Online
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Business Administration Pre Apprenticeship Programme - Level 2 Certificate
Business and Professional Services
Online
Free Short Course
Day: Monday - Friday
Duration: 3 Weeks
Times: 9am - 5pm
Location: Distance Learning
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Business Administration Principles - Level 2 Certificate
Business and Professional Services
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Business Management
Business and Professional Services
Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
Free Short Course
Start Date: 25 January 2023
End Date: 24 May 2023
Day: Thursday
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 17:00 - 19:00 PM
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
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Counselling Skills - Level 2 Certificate (Evening)
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Creative Mayor's Academy - Routes into the Creative Screen Industries - Broadcast Journalism
Art, Design and Fashion
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 09 December 2022
End Date: 20 January 2023
Day: Fridays
Duration: 6 weeks
Times: 17:30 - 21:00
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy - Routes into the Creative Screen Industries - Hair and Make-up Technician
Art, Design and Fashion
Tottenham Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 02 December 2022
End Date: 03 March 2023
Day: Fridays
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 10:00 - 15:00
Location: Tottenham Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy - Routes into the Creative Screen Industries - Specialist skills in Corsetry
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: Saturdays (start date TBA)
Duration: 6 weeks
Times: 10:00 - 16:00
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy: Introduction to After Effects
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 06 December 2022
End Date: 21 February 2023
Day: Tuesdays
Duration: 8 Weeks
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Writing (Advanced)
Centre for Lifelong Learning
Free Short Course
Start Date: 20 January 2023
End Date: 17 March 2023
Day: Friday
Duration: 8 weeks
Times: 13:00 - 16:00 PM
Location: Centre for Lifelong Learning
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CSI Islington
Science
Centre for Applied Sciences
Free Short Course
Start Date: 04 February 2023
End Date: 11 February 2023
Day: Saturday
Duration: 2 weeks
Times: 10:00 - 16:00 PM
Location: Centre for Applied Sciences
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Customer Service Principles - Level 2 Certificate
Business and Professional Services
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Data Protection and Data Security
Computing and IT
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Dementia Care Principles - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Design Techniques for Textiles with Fashion
Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
Free Short Course
Start Date: 18 January 2023
End Date: 29 March 2023
Day: Wednesday
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 18:00 - 21:00 PM
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
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Digital Mayors Academy - Desktop Infrastructure (Beginners)
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 7 weeks
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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Digital Mayors Academy - Introduction to UX (User Experience) Research Part Two Intermediate
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 09 January 2023
End Date: 27 February 2023
Day: Mondays and Wednesdays
Duration: 8 weeks
Times: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Online
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Digital Mayors Academy - Intro to Digital and Social Media Marketing (Beginners)
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 09 January 2023
End Date: 31 January 2023
Day: Mondays and Tuesdays
Duration: 4 weeks
Times: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Online
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Digital Mayors Academy - Website Design and Development
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 11 January 2023
End Date: 02 February 2023
Day: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Duration: 3 weeks
Times: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: Online
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Employability Skills - Level 1 Certificate
Foundation and Supported Learning
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: Flexible
Times: The duration and delivery of the course is flexible and will be discussed between you and your tutor with a timetable that fits around you
Location: Distance Learning
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English - Functional Skills - From Entry Level 3 to Level 2
English and Maths
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: Flexible
Times: The duration and delivery of the course is flexible and will be discussed between you and your tutor with a timetable that fits around you
Location: Distance Learning
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Equality and Diversity - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Exotic Pet Care
Animal Care
Centre for Applied Sciences
Free Short Course
Start Date: 04 February 2023
End Date: 11 February 2023
Day: Saturday
Duration: 2 weeks
Times: 10:00 - 16:00 PM
Location: Centre for Applied Sciences
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French Intermediate
Modern Foreign Languages
Angel Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 10 January 2023
End Date: 21 March 2023
Day: Tuesday
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 17:00 - 19:00 PM
Location: Angel Centre
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HGV -The highway code for HGV drivers
Logistics
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 05 January 2023
End Date: 23 February 2023
Day: Thursday
Duration: 7 Weeks
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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ICT Practitioners
Computing and IT
Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
Free Short Course
Start Date: 23 January 2023
End Date: 22 May 2023
Day: Tuesday
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 17:00 - 19:00 PM
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
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Infection Prevention and Control in Healthcare Settings - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically takes 2-3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Information, Advice or Guidance - Level 2 Certificate
Business and Professional Services
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Introduction to Accounting Part 1
Accounting and Bookkeeping
Centre for Lifelong Learning
Free Short Course
Start Date: 23 February 2023
End Date: 23 March 2023
Day: Thursday
Duration: 4 weeks
Times: 09:30 - 12:00 PM
Location: Centre for Lifelong Learning
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Introduction to UX (User Experience) & web design
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 23 January 2023
End Date: 10 March 2023
Day: Monday - Thursday
Duration: 10 Weeks
Times: 18:00 - 20:00
Location: Online
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L3 Fashion: Garment Construction
Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
Free Short Course
Start Date: 17 January 2023
End Date: 28 March 2023
Day: Tuesday
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 18:00 - 21:00 PM
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
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Level 2 Health and Social Care: Principles of Infection Control or Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: 2-3 months
Times: Flexible
Location: Online
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Logistics - Introduction to importing and exporting goods legislation
Logistics
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 04 January 2023
End Date: 22 February 2023
Day: Wednesday
Duration: 7 weeks
Times: 18:00-21:00
Location: Online
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Management: Lean Organisation Techniques - Level 2 Certificate
Business and Professional Services
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Maths - Functional Skills - From Entry Level 3 to Level 2
English and Maths
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: Flexible
Times: The duration and delivery of the course is flexible and will be discussed between you and your tutor with a timetable that fits around you
Location: Distance Learning
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Mayor's Academy of Hospitality: Introduction to Bar, Barista & Food Service
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Victoria Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 05 December 2022
End Date: 21 December 2022
Day: Monday-Friday
Duration: 1 week
Times: 09:30-16:30 (Subject to change)
Location: Victoria Centre
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Mayor's Academy of Hospitality: Introduction to Bar, Barista & Food Service
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Victoria Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 09 January 2023
End Date: 27 January 2023
Day: Monday & Tuesday
Duration: 3 Weeks
Times: 09:30-16:30 (Subject to change)
Location: Victoria Centre
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Mayor's Academy of Hospitality: Introduction to Professional Kitchen
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Victoria Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 05 December 2022
End Date: 21 December 2022
Day: Monday & Tuesday
Duration: 3 weeks
Times: 09:30 - 16:30 (Subject to change)
Location: Victoria Centre
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Mayor's Academy of Hospitality: Introduction to Professional Kitchen
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Victoria Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 09 January 2023
End Date: 27 January 2023
Day: Monday-Friday
Duration: 3 weeks
Times: 09:30-16:30 (Subject to change)
Location: Victoria Centre
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Mental Health Problems Awareness - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Music Production
Music and Music Production
Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
Free Short Course
Start Date: 17 January 2023
End Date: 28 March 2023
Day: Tuesday
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 14:00 - 17:00 PM
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
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Non-accredited Single Eyelash Extension Treatments
Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
Centre for Lifelong Learning
Free Short Course
Start Date: 06 January 2023
End Date: 27 January 2023
Day: Friday
Duration: 4 weeks
Times: 09:30 - 16:30 PM
Location: Centre for Lifelong Learning
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Nutrition and Health - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Preparation for Life and Work - Maths
English and Maths
Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
Free Short Course
Start Date: 04 January 2023
End Date: 15 March 2023
Day: Wednesday
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 17:00 - 19:00 PM
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
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Preparation to Work Within the Digital Sector
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
Free Short Course
Start Date: 04 January 2023
End Date: 15 March 2023
Day: Wednesday
Duration: 10 weeks
Times: 17:00 - 19:00 PM
Location: Centre for Business, Arts and Technology
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Safeguarding and Dignity in Adult Health and Social Care - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Safeguarding and Prevent - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Security - Level 2 Award for Door Supervisors in the Private Security Industry
Public Services
Victoria Centre
Free Short Course
Day: TBC
Duration: This course is run over 6 weeks. There are 20 days in the classroom from 9-5pm with self-study in between
Times: 9am - 5 pm
Location: Distance Learning
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Spreadsheet - basic
Centre for Lifelong Learning
Free Short Course
Start Date: 24 February 2023
Day: Friday
Duration: 4 weeks
Times: 09:30 - 12:00 PM
Location: Centre for Lifelong Learning
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Team Leading Principles - Level 2 Certificate
Business and Professional Services
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Understanding Autism - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate
Location: Distance Learning
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Understanding Behaviour That Challenges - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental health - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Working With Individuals With Learning Disabilities - Level 2 Certificate
Health and Social Care
Online
Free Short Course
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.
Location: Distance Learning
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Centre for Business, Arts
and Technology
444 Camden Road
N7 0SP
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Sixth Form College
Angel
283-309 Goswell Road
EC1V 7LA
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Centre for Lifelong Learning
28-42 Blackstock Road
Finsbury Park
N4 2DG
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Centre for Applied Sciences
Angel
311-321 Goswell Road
EC1V 7DD
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