Interested in learning new skills?

There are lots of ways that you can develop new skills, whether in a virtual classroom, through volunteering, work experience or by taking a course. We can help you find opportunities online and in Croydon.

Where can I find virtual work experience?

Websites like Skills to Succeed Academy and Barclays Life Skills give you an opportunity to gain work experience while highlighting the essential skills you might need.

Where can I find e-learning courses online?

Where can I find
e-learning courses online?

The National Careers Service and FutureLearn have a list of free online courses you can complete to develop new skills.

YouTube is also a great resource to start learning a new skill without having to commit to any subscriptions or fees. You can find an abundance of free tutorials and communities. Whether you want to learn about coding, graphic design, entrepreneurship or anything else, YouTube is one of the best places to start.

What volunteering opportunities are there in Croydon?

Croydon Voluntary Action has information on current local volunteering opportunities.

Where can I find training and work-related courses in Croydon?

Many colleges and universities provide seminars/lectures to people outside of their institutions. Details of these can usually be found on their website. Degrees and college courses are also an option. You may be eligible for funding from student finance or the institution you are looking to attend. Croydon College offers a wide range of courses from entry-level to degree level.

What is Croydon Adult Learning and Training (CALAT)?

CALAT provides education to adults living in Croydon. Their Learner Support Fund can pay up to 90% of the course and exams fees upfront, for learners who have a household income of less than £27,000. Individuals need to register for the course online, before embarking on the enrolment process.

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