Find learning you can fit in around your other commitments by taking an online course.

Below are some suggestions from trusted organisations.

E-learning for Carers

caring counts

Caring Counts

This 10-hour course will help you reflect on your experiences and recognise the range of skills and abilities you’ve developed from your caring role. It will support you to set goals for the future and make plans to get you there.

It’s a great option if you’re wanting to make more time for your own interests, or if you’re looking to get back into work or education, but don’t know where to start.

For further information about this course, visit:

Solihull Online is a resource for parents and carers from the antenatal period to 19 years, aiming to help parents understand their child’s behaviour in the context of their child’s development and the parent-child relationship.

The following courses are available free for parents/carers in Scotland

  • Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child
  • Understanding your teenager’s brain

To access these courses for free, go to inourplace.co.uk and use the access code TARTAN.

E-learning for Workforce

Equal Partners in Care

Equal Partners in Care (EPiC) is a learning resource for health and social care staff which will help you (and the staff or students you support) to have better conversations and interactions with carers. The aim is to make a positive difference and improve outcomes for carers and the people they care for.

For further information about this course, visit:

E-learning for Everyone

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OpenLearn Create

OpenLearn Create by the Open University has hundreds of free online courses, covering a range of topics including courses to support your caring role.

The Open Pathways Guide will help you get started:

Future Learn


Future Learn can connect you to free courses offered by universities and colleges worldwide. Some of these courses may be useful for a caring role, help you get into work or you might just find something to learn for fun.

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