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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Whether you've been laid off or had your hours reduced, learn strategies for finding a job during challenging economic times.

In this course you will:

  • Learn how to create a recovery plan
  • Cultivate resilience
  • Explore career options
  • Update your resume
  • Network virtually
  • Improve your job search and interview skills

Approx completion time 13 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

Start your own business and get it right the first time. Learn everything you need to become a small business owner, from understanding the responsibilities of entrepreneurship to figuring out the legal, financial, and operational aspects of your future business. 

In this course you will learn about:

  • Guy Kawasaki on Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship Foundations
  • Entrepreneurship: Finding and Testing Your Business Idea
  • Understanding Business
  • Creating a Business Plan
  • Business Law for Managers
  • Foundations of Raising Capital
  • Finance Essentials for Small Business
  • 20 Questions to Help You Start a Business
  • Finance Foundations: Income Taxes
  • Balancing Work and Life

Approx completion time 13 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

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

If you are interested and would like more information and/or access any of these courses please email us using the button below

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