Upskilling opportunities: free courses to enhance your skills


A variety of course are available to help you upskill and improve your qualifications.   


Multiply is a government-funded initiative designed to enhance numeracy skills for adults across the UK who lack a Level 2 Maths qualification.  If you are aged 19 or older and do not have Maths GCSE at grade C or equivalent, you can access the free numeracy courses to build your confidence with numbers and be signposted to gain a qualification.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aged 19+
  • Do not have a Maths GCSE at grade C or above or a Level 2 Maths qualification.
  • Be a UK National who has lived in the UK for the last 3 years or European Economic Area (EEA) National with settled/pre-settled status who has lived in the UK/EEA for the last 3 years.

If you are interested in accessing Multiply, you can do so via your local council using the following links:

Bedfordshire - Everyday maths skills | Central Bedfordshire Council

Buckinghamshire - Multiply - Buckinghamshire Adult Learning (

Hertfordshire - Step2Skills Events | Hertfordshire County Council

Residents who meet the relevant local council's eligibility criteria can access and attend the external courses.


Digital Courses

Learn My Way

Learn My Way offers free resources to help navigate a computer, phone or tablet, as well as the internet.  These courses cover essential digital skills needed to stay safe and connected online.  You can take as many courses as you like, in any order and save your progress by registering for a free account.  An audio option is available for those who prefer to listen while learning. 

Topics Include:

o   Using your computer or device

o   Online basics

o   Office programs

o   Online safety

For more information, visit Explore the subjects | Learn My Way


GCF Global

GCF Global is another free resource offering tutorials on basic email usage, email safety, professional email writing tips and understanding spam and phishing.

Topics Include:

o   Microsoft Office

o   Email

o   Internet

o   Computers

o   Online safety

Explore the free tutorials at Free Technology Tutorials at GCFGlobal


Additional free resources

These courses provide valuable opportunities to enhance your skills and qualifications at no cost.  Take advantage of these resources to advance your career and personal development.