Free online courses that you can do during lockdown

Free online courses that you can do during lockdown

Use the lockdown period to up-skill and improve your curriculum vitae. These courses can be done in the comfort of your own home and they don't cost a cent. 

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A new course can be the ticket to a promotion or your dream job. 

But having a demanding job can make it difficult for one to study. This is why the lockdown period is the perfect opportunity to further your studies and improve your skills and knowledge. 

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With most companies closed, this is the right time to channel your energy and time into learning a new course.   

Several institutions are offering free online courses. 

The good thing with online courses is that you only need a good internet connection and a computer. 

Let’s look at institutions that are offering free online courses. 

Harvard University 

Study at one of the most reputable institutions in the world. Harvard University is offering several online courses and some of them are free. 

The course duration ranges from two to twelve weeks. 

The courses include; Art & Design, Business, Computer Science, Humanities, Programming, and Data Science.

Check out the different courses here

Hillsdale  College

If you are passionate about learning more about politics, history, literature, philosophy, religion, and economics, then head to Hillsdale College’s website to sign up for a course.  

The institution offers online courses to any person who wishes to learn and they are all free. 


Study a new course in design, computer, finances, communication or business with Udemy. 

The college is offering free online courses for those wishing to learn or improve a skill.

Check out all the available courses here.  

READ: How to prepare yourself for university

Google Digital Garage

Google Digital Garage offers free courses approved by industry experts, top entrepreneurs, and some of the world’s leading employers. 

It has over 100 courses you can study and ensure you land the job of your dreams. 

From digital marketing to effective networking and business communication, there are tons of great free courses available. 

Visit the website to see which course you can do. 

READ: Expert advice on how to help your child study effectively at home

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