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ALISON COURSES: Free Certified Online Learning Courses
ALISON COURSES: Free Certified Online Learning Courses

ALISON COURSES: Free Certified Online Learning Courses

Free Certified Courses to enable learning in your own time and accepted all over the World.
ALISON currently offers over 500 courses across certificate and diploma level in ten languages.Some of their major courses are published in partnership with large organizations such as Microsoft and The British Council.

The certificate level courses necessitate 1–2 hours study with the more rigorous diploma level offerings requiring 9–11 hours study on the part of the learner.
Its stated objective is to enable people to gain basic education and workplace skills.
ALISON has delivered 60 million lessons and records 1.2 million unique visitors per month; there are 250,000 graduates of its 500+ courses as of January 2013.

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Got to be worth a look, thanks.

You can study for free but you need to pay to get your certificate.

All learning is free to access on ALISON, meaning you can study and complete all of our courses free of charge. Receiving a separate certificate, either by PDF or by parchment, is an additional service offered for which ALISON charges. If you wish not to subscribe to this paid service, then you can still complete your learning in full. It is the choice of the learner. Although there is no obligation to purchase, it is a popular option amongst our learners. See alison.com/kno…/6/.

Nice way to make money using stanford ecorner, khan academy and mit videos.

Any suggestions?

am getting it now but i still need an enlightment on the process am pursuing to further the course online. pls help me to get started now

These get posted all the time, and I always add heat because they're ace! Alison courses are quite good - I've done a couple to pass the nightshifts while it's quiet at work in winter.

Also try:
Vision2Learn for UK fully certified NVQ Lvl2 courses, entirely free (England only). There are several lengthy threads on here for more info about them.
Coursera for university level courses from establishments all over the world. No formal qualification gained, but many do give a certificate of completion which won't do your CV any harm.
Udacity, similar to Coursera

are these worth any UCAS points?

danboi63

are these worth any UCAS points?



I wouldn't bet my life on it, but I'd say almost certainly not. They're not going to count for much formally, except a bit of kudos and personal development.

voted cold as i know everything i need to know.

manc999

voted cold as i know everything i need to know.


You're trying to be popular, it's working

Original Poster

danboi63

are these worth any UCAS points?



Received a reply from Alison Courses:

''ALISON qualifications are not traditional qualifications in the sense of being accredited by local or national institutions. ALISON qualifications are universal, and can be validated and verified at any time by asking the ALISON graduate to sit an assessment (our Flash tests - alison.com/test) on whatever course a third party wishes to test the holder on. The ALISON learning system is based on the fact that anyone who is a graduate can be tested at any time. Potential employers can also verify your qualification at any time at alison.com/cer…eck by entering the certificate number and pincode. An ALISON qualification shows that a person is self-disciplined in taking the initiative in furthering his/her career/knowledge, which is an important characteristic in anyone wishing to pursue a third-level education.

ALISON is continuously growing, and the idea is that over time ALISON qualifications will become known through our learners, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from an institutional body.
For more information on accreditation/recognition, see alison.com/kno…04/ and http://alison.com/knowledgebase/entry/44/.


It is certainly recommended to put your completed ALISON courses on your CV. An ALISON certificate or diploma can be of benefit in job and college applications; however it will depend on the individual employer/college. Any other qualifications and relevant experience you have will of course also be important. An ALISON qualification shows that a person is self-disciplined in taking the initiative in furthering his/her career/knowledge, which is an important characteristic in anyone wishing to pursue a third-level education. ''

Anyone know how this works in terms of software? Like if I wanted to do a course for Microsoft Word, but didn't have Microsoft Word?

i would to lean about been a welcome host
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