Free flexible online learning

Birmingham Adult Education Service are working with Microsoft who have launched a global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide.

These are free courses and are online so you can do them at your own speed and at times to suit you.

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Graphic designers create visual concepts that inspire, inform, and transform. Use industry-leading tools to build innovative design projects and discover the skills needed to become an in-demand visual thinker and communicator.

In this course you will:

  • Build a solid foundation in the elements of design: typography, colour, and layout
  • Explore the design process to visualize compelling ideas
  • Practice with hands on exercises in InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop

Approx completion time 29 hours

Use your analytical and tactical skills to help grow and develop new opportunities for businesses as a digital marketing specialist. From marketing plans and content strategy to SEO and analytics, this path guides you through the best practices and principles of digital marketing. 

In this course you will:

  • Explore marketing channels like social media and email
  • Practice with hands-on training in Google Analytics and Ads
  • Design marketing materials using the Adobe suite

Approx completion time 27 hours

Data analysts examine information using data analysis tools and help their teams develop insights and business strategies. You’ll need skills in math, statistics, communications, and working with tools designed to do data analytics and data visualization. Explore this high-demand career. 

In this course you will:

  • Learn the technical skills for data analyst career paths
  • Develop your competencies in high-demand analysis tools
  • Build communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills 

Approx completion time 24 hours

A financial analyst evaluates current and historical economic and business data to identify trends that influence business decisions. Gain the skills that make a successful financial analyst, including understanding financial statements, working with economic data, and analytical analysis skills. 

In this course you will:

  • Make business recommendations on investments
  • Read and interpret financial statements
  • Perform basic analysis of financial data 

Approx completion time 17 hours

Project managers are catalysts for change. Learn how to manage projects from beginning to end using proven project management techniques. After completing this learning path, you'll have the skills and knowledge to manage simple projects as well as complex, enterprise-wide initiatives. 

In this course you will:

  • Learn how to effectively manage a project, keeping it on time, in budget, and in scope
  • Practice using Microsoft Project with best practices
  • Develop essential project management skills 

Approx completion time 17 hours

Discover how to provide great customer service and make your customers feel heard. Develop and sustain great relationships, even when customers get abusive or unruly. Learn skills to listen to customer needs, build rapport with those you're helping, and turn challenging customers into true allies. 

In this course you will:

  • Build key listening skills so your customers feel heard
  • Develop your customer service problem-solving skills
  • Learn to de-escalate challenging situations 

Approx completion time 6 hours

The CompTIA Network+ certification measures a network administrator's basic understanding of networking components and concepts. This learning path covers the skills you need to become a certified Network+ administrator, including networking basics and techniques on how to manage a network.

These Total Seminars courses cover the topics tested on the CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) certification exam.

In this course you will:

  • Learn essential networking concepts
  • Master techniques to manage and administer a network infrastructure
  • Prepare for the CompTIA Network+ (N10-007) exam 

Approx completion time 23 hours

This learning path provides system administrators with a comprehensive method for studying the skills tested in the CompTIA A+ (220-1001 and 220-1002) exams. It includes in-depth courses teaching skills from each exam domain and provides insights into resources you can use to prepare for the exam.

These Total Seminars courses cover the topics tested on the CompTIA A+ certification exams.

In this course you will:

  • Discover how to install and maintain devices and software
  • Learn about virtualization, desktop imaging, and deployment
  • Prepare for the CompTIA A+ exam

Approx completion time 34 hours

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