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, City and Islington 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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Barista and bartending skills
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Victoria Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 29 August 2022
End Date: 31 August 2022
Day: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday
Duration: 2 days
Times: 10:00-16:00
Location: Victoria Centre
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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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Coding for Women - Taster session to introduce you to the world of coding
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 07 July 2022
End Date: 07 July 2022
Day: Thursday
Duration: 1 session
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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Coding Taster Bootcamp
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Regent's Park Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 11 July 2022
End Date: 29 July 2022
Day: Mon-Fri
Duration: 3 weeks
Times: 09:00 - 18:00 PM
Location: Regent's Park Centre
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Counselling Skills - 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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Creative Mayor's Academy - Routes into the Creative Screen Industries - Electrician (Spark)
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Tottenham Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 19 July 2022
End Date: 23 August 2022
Day: TBC
Duration: 8 weeks
Times: 10:00-14:30
Location: Tottenham Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy - Routes into the Creative Screen Industries - Costume Designer
Art, Design and Fashion
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 09 July 2022
End Date: 25 August 2022
Day: TBC
Duration: 4 weeks
Times: 10:00-14:30
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy - Routes into the Creative Screen Industries - Sound and Foley Artist
Art, Design and Fashion
Tottenham Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 19 July 2022
End Date: 23 August 2022
Day: TBC
Duration: 8 weeks
Times: 10:00-14:30
Location: Tottenham Centre
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Creative Mayor’s Academy - routes into the creative screen industries - Hair and Make-up
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Tottenham Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 19 July 2022
End Date: 23 August 2022
Day: TBC
Duration: 4 weeks
Times: 10:00-14:30
Location: Tottenham Centre
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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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Employability Skills - Level 1 Certificate
Business and Professional Services
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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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 Coding - Fundamental Programming with Python.
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 14 July 2022
End Date: 25 August 2022
Day: Thursday
Duration: 7 Weeks
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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Introduction to UX (User Experience) & web design
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 18 July 2022
End Date: 26 September 2022
Day: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Duration: 10 Weeks
Times: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: Online
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Level 2 food hygiene and safety including Haccp training for catering
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Victoria Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 29 August 2022
End Date: 30 August 2022
Day: Monday & Tuesday
Duration: 2 days
Times: 10:00-14:00
Location: Victoria Centre
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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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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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Mayors Academy of hospitality and Certificate in Bakery and pastry
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Victoria Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 11 July 2022
End Date: 15 July 2022
Day: Monday-Friday
Duration: 1 weeks
Times: 09:30-15:30
Location: Victoria Centre
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Mayors Academy of hospitality and Certificate in Bakery and pastry
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Victoria Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 15 August 2022
End Date: 19 August 2022
Day: Monday-Friday
Duration: 1 week
Times: 09:30-15:30
Location: Victoria Centre
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Mayors Academy of hospitality and Introduction to culinary skills
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Victoria Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 25 July 2022
End Date: 30 August 2022
Day: Monday & Tuesday
Duration: 6 Weeks
Times: 09:30-15:30
Location: Victoria Centre
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Mayors academy of hospitality and Introduction to food and beverage service
Hospitality and Culinary Arts
Victoria Centre
Free Short Course
Start Date: 22 August 2022
End Date: 26 August 2022
Day: Monday-Friday
Duration: 1 week
Times: 09:30-15:30
Location: Victoria Centre
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Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace – Level 2
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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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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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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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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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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King's Cross Centre
211 Grays Inn Road
London, WC1X 8RA
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Victoria Centre
Vincent Square
London, SW1P 2PD
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Soho Centre
Peter Street
London, W1F 0HS
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Alexandra Centre
Ainsworth Way
London, NW8 0SR
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Regent's Park Centre
Longford Street
London, NW1 3HB
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