Free courses for adults

We offer a wide range of free courses for adults, which can be studied in the classroom, or online and flexibly around your other commitments.

English & Maths

On our Functional Skills courses you'll develop the skills needed for real life situations, further study or future career opportunities

Free online courses

Available in Health & Social Care, Education, Digital skills, Customer Service & Hospitality and more...

You'll need to attend a short assessment to review your eligibility for our English & Maths courses. If you don't qualify for the free offer, you may be eligible for fee concessions.

Are you currently unemployed, been recently furloughed, at risk of redundancy or looking to upskill?

Our new HN Flex short courses are units of study that offer you the flexibility to gain knowledge and skills in a bite-sized way, without having to enrol on a full higher level qualification. You’ll be able to stack multiple units together to work towards a Higher National qualification in the future.

Units are available in Film Studies, Light & Sound, Editing for Film & TV, Programming, Networking and Computer Systems.

New: HN Flex in Computing or Digital Media

5-week short courses starting in June. Available free to school leavers preparing for HE in September, or adults 19+ based on eligibility

HN Flex is a great option for those preparing to study higher education at university. On completion of a HN Flex unit you'll receive a £50 voucher to put towards study materials for your higher education programme.

This course is free based on eligibility. If you're an adult looking to reskill in either of these sectors, we can discuss your knowledge and experience once you apply.

Financial support

If you're interested in studying any other course offered by us but require support paying fees, speak to our helpful Student Finance Support team on 020 3667 0050 or email student.financesupport@bdc.ac.uk.