I noticed a few freebies listed for free short courses and I thought I would share this website.
It's similar to other websites such as Future Learn or Corsera except it's run by Grimsby Institute Group and the courses are actually properly accredited by a national awarding body (most appear to be NCFE)
Although the courses are free for end users they are actually government funded and as such they require that you have been resident in England for 3 years, be over 19 years of age and not currently in receipt of any other form of government funded learning which I think is ridiculously broad eligibility!
Prior warning that I noticed at least one course had a clause stating that if the course was not completed then you may have to pay for materials which were provided for free (I think it was around £50)
Thank you to Vardre for correcting me that you must have been a resident in England for 3 years not the United Kingdom as I originally said.
As per email received from organisation it was confirmed that certificates are completely free on completion of the course and no charges are applicable for any non course completion. (see note on material costs though!)