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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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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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 - Costume and Wardrobe
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy - Routes into the Creative Screen Industries - Costume and Wardrobe - TASTER
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Online
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 1 day
Location: Online
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Creative Mayor's Academy - Routes into the Creative Screen Industries - Electrician (Spark)
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Tottenham Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Times: 09:00 - 17:00
Location: Tottenham Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy - Routes into the Creative Screen Industries - Electrician (Spark) - Taster
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Tottenham Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 1 day
Location: Tottenham 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 - Hair and Make-up Technician - TASTER
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Tottenham Centre
Free Short Course
Day: starts w/c 21 November
Duration: 1 day
Times: 10:00 - 13:00
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 3D Software - Maya
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
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 Mayor's Academy: Introduction to InDesign
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy: Introduction to Photoshop
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 10 weeks
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy: Introduction to Premiere Pro/Avid
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy: Introduction to ProTools
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy: Setting up as a Freelance in the Screen Industries
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy: Skills Bootcamp: Animation producer
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy: Skills Bootcamp: Sound Production
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy: Skills Bootcamp: TV Production
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: King's Cross Centre
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Creative Mayor's Academy: Skills Bootcamp: Visual FX
Art, Design and Fashion
Digital Media and Creative Computing
King's Cross Centre
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Location: King's Cross 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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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 - Azure Fundamentals (Beginners)
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 7 weeks
Times: 17:00 - 21:00
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 - Introduction to Creative Digital Media
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 Cyber Security (Beginners)
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 01 December 2022
End Date: 19 January 2023
Day: Thursdays
Duration: 7 weeks
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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Digital Mayors Academy - IT and Network Support
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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Digital Mayors Academy - Microsoft Security (Beginners)
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 8 weeks
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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Digital Mayors Academy - Networking Fundamentals (Beginners)
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Day: start date TBA
Duration: 7 weeks
Times: 17:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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Digital Mayors Academy - Social Media Marketing (Intermediate)
Digital Media and Creative Computing
Digital Bootcamps
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 07 December 2022
End Date: 25 January 2023
Day: Wednesday
Duration: 7 weeks
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
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Digital Mayors Academy - Testing and Ethical Hacker
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 - 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 – evening, weekend, daytime classes from entry level 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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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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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 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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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 - An introduction to Freight Forwarding
Logistics
Online
Free Short Course
Start Date: 10 January 2023
End Date: 28 February 2023
Day: Tuesday
Duration: 7 weeks
Times: 18:00-21:00
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 – evening, weekend, daytime classes from entry level 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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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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