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A great site offering lots of free courses.

AdvantagesFree, Good range of courses, Certificates available.

DisadvantagesNot widely known/recognised,

"I've used Alison to complete the ABC- IT Computer Training Course which provides a ready great foundation across Hardware, Software and the Microsoft Office Suite and I have already recommended that particular course to work colleagues. The site itself is paid for via advertising which can slow the courses down. Advertising is annoying but it's the reason the courses are free. There the possibililty to pay a small fee of 15 euros to remove adverts ..." Read review

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Community Level 1RachelD87


ALISON.com is an excellent free resource for all types of courses

AdvantagesGreat quality free online courses


"I stumbled upon ALISON.com trying to search for a site where I could do an ECDL course, but for free. ALISON provided a course ABC IT, which has been quoted as being the best introductory computer course ever (saw it on Mike Greer's e-learning blog). It is a long course, but goes from the basics of computers up! They have loads of courses on the website..I've just started the Microsoft Excel course and the Introduction to Corporate Management. You ..." Read review

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Community Level 1TammyRA


Excellent Service

Advantagesfree, fast, uptodate


"Excellent Free of charge online courses with certificates.. i highly recommend them. in addition to their support team who answer swiftly and also their certificates are well known and accepted worldwide. i actually got a job based on being certified on ALISON! on the other hand, the diversity of courses make it well presented and the quality is high also any age gender race or location would benifit from their service. they not only provide free ..." Read review

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Free? Law diploma

AdvantagesGood materail

DisadvantagesPaying for the certificates = expensive

"I thought this would be free, however, if you do a diploma course , you have to pay £80/ 100 euros for the certificate. Which is misleading, as you do all the work and then realise you have to pay. The learning bit is free, but the certificate is not The material covered is of good quality, with some useful facts etc.. In the law diploma, there are not many cases mentioned (in case law that is very important) However, the key principles are outlined ..." Read review

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