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Use keyword searching to find FREE digital technology and skills learning opportunities to help you grow your business.  

 ⇒ Suggested topic keywords - social media, cloud, CRM, website, digital marketing, cyber security etc.

 ⇒ Suggested type keywords - workshop, advice, online, networking etc.

 ⇒ Suggested level keywords - beginner, intermediate, advanced. 

 

 
Provider Services

Alison

Alison

Alison is a free online learning platform offering access to a wide range of learning opportunities including business, marketing and information technology. Short and in-depth courses available at different levels. Certificate and diploma awarded.

Topics: E-commerce, digital marketing, social media, website development and more.

Types: Online learning platform (registration required).

Level: Beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Web: https://alison.com/

Bank of Scotland Business Hub

Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland delivers the Glasgow Business Network in collaboration with PeoplePlus as well as occasional business events and workshops which feature digital themes.

Topics: General business and digital topics.

Types: Networking, workshops.

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: https://www.bankofscotland.co.uk/branchfinder/argyle-street.html

Workshops & Events: eventbrite 

Bank of Scotland Digital Knowhow

Bank of Scotland

Bank of Scotland Digital Knowhow offers a range of basic guides on digital business topics..

Topics: Building your website, improving search engine rankings, online marketing, social media, dealing with negative reviews, cyber security, email, engaging with suppliers online, receiving online payments and online banking.

Types: Online guides.

Level: Beginner.

Website: https://business.bankofscotland.co.uk/business-resource-centre/guidance/digital-knowhow.html

Barclays Digital Wings

Barclays Digital Wings

Barclays Digital Wings is an online learning platform offering dozens of short courses and workshops on digital skills for business. 

Topics: E-commerce, CRM, cloud computing, cyber security, international websites, social media, big data, digital business trends and more...

Types: Online learning platform, learning app

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: digital.wings.uk.barclays

BT Skills for Tomorrow

BT Skills for Tomorrow

BT Skills for Tomorrow aims to empower 10 million people by giving them the skills they need to flourish in the digital world. It is completely free and delivered with partners including Good Things Foundation, Google Digital Garage and LinkedIn Learning..

Topics: Online presence, social media, SEO, online promotion, Google analytics, GDPR, brand & marketing and customer relations.

Types: Online courses, webinars.

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: https://www.bt.com/skillsfortomorrow

Business Gateway

Business Gateway

Business Gateway offers free advice and guidance to start ups and growing businesses.  Wide range of digital topics supported.

Topics:  Digital strategy, digital advertising, video for business, social media, SEO, web analytics, e-commerce, cloud for business, apps, e-mail marketing, GDPR, cyber resilience and more….

Types: Face-to-face, workshops,webinars, 1:1 advice, online tutorials, online guides and articles.

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: www.bgateway.com/local-offices/glasgow/local-support

Workshops & Events: www.bgateway.com/local-offices/glasgow/events

Business & IP Centre Glasgow

Glasgow Libraries

Business & IP Centre Glasgow provides access to premium business information databases, workshops, events and advice sessions delivered in-house and through partner organisations.

Topics: Information search skills, online IP protection, business information, digital marketing.

Types: Workshops, events, advice sessions, online resources, books.

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/bipcglasgow

Workshops & Events: eventbrite

 

Business & IP Centre London

British Library

The Business & IP Centre London offers digital themed webinars and articles.

Topics: Intellectual Property protection, information skills, social media.

Types: Online articles, webinars.

Level: Beginner.

Website:  https://www.bl.uk/business-and-ip-centre

Webinar booking link: https://www.bl.uk/events

 

Coursera

Coursera

Cousera offer a range of free online business and digital skills courses delivered by universities and companies. Can filter content by level and language.

Topics: Web presence, SEO, cloud, digital marketing and more

Types: Online courses.

Level: Beginner, intermediate, advanced.

Website: https://www.coursera.org/

Digital Skills Scotland

Digital Skills Scotland

Digital Skills Scotland offer free online courses for businesses in Scotland. Course level is NCFE level 2.

Topics: Digital marketing, creating Apps, smartphone videography.

Types: Online course.

Level: Beginner.

Website: https://www.digitalskillsscotland.co.uk/ 

Digital Unite

Digital Unite

Digital Unite provides over 400 basic technology guides covering  a wide range of topics including practical how to guides.

Topics: Basic computing skills, social media, Microsoft 365 and more.

Types: Online guides.

Level: Beginner.

Website: https://www.digitalunite.com/technology-guides

EDX

EDX

EDX is a free online learning platform offering certified courses from top universities and institutions like Columbia, Berkeley, and Harvard. Learn a range of business courses covering many aimed at digital upskilling.

Topics: Digital marketing, web development, cybersecurity, AI, Big Data and more.

Types: Online learning platform.

Level: Beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Website: https://www.edx.org

Empower Women for Change

Empower Women for Change

Empower Women for Change (EWfC) is helping ethnic minority women and their families in Glasgow. They are offering Online Workshops for people wanting to gain basic skills in internet browsing, Microsoft Word & Excel and Email. 

Topics: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Online research, Email

Types: Online Workshops (Zoom)

Level: Beginner

Website: www.empowerwomenforchange.org.uk 

Facebook Blueprint

Facebook Blueprint

Facebook Blueprint is a free online learning platform offering self-paced courses for help marketing your business, creating content and building an audience using Facebook and Instagram.

Topics: Social media, digital marketing, data analytics.

Types: Online learning platform.

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: https://www.facebookblueprint.com

FutureLearn

FutureLearn

FutureLearn is a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) site covering various topics including 160 Business & management courses. The FREE learning option provides access to a course for its duration + 14 days. Short courses and degree courses offered.

Topics: Digital marketing, social media, data analytics and more.

Types: Online courses.

Level: Beginner, intermediate, advanced.

Website: https://www.futurelearn.com/

Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online offers information and expert support covering all aspects of online and information safety and security for business.

Topics: Online and information security.

Types: Online guides, articles, blogs and online expert help facility.

Level: Beginner, intermediate, advanced.

Website:  https://www.getsafeonline.org/business/

Glasgow City Council

Business Glasgow

Glasgow City Council’s Glasgow Business Growth Programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and offers eligible businesses specialist support on areas such as business structuring, financial management, digital development and innovation.

Topics: Social media, cloud computing, eCommerce, digital strategy, data analytics, mobile or internet technologies, customisation of software app development.

Types: Face-to-face advice and support

Website: www.business-glasgow.co.uk/Support/glasgow-business-growth-programme

Glasgow Code Learning

Glasgow Code Learning

Glasgow Code Learning offers a range of FREE and accredited digital skills courses including Developer which focuses on digital business topics.

Topics: Cyber security, web development, web analytics, digital marketing, Internet of Things - all accredited by Glasgow Kelvin College @ SCQF Level 5.

Types: Online learning platform with additional tutor led drop in sessions.  Opportunity to host a Glasgow Code Learning Pro student work placement.

Level: Beginner, intermediate, advanced.

Website: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/glasgow-code-learning

Workshops & Events: eventbrite

Google Digital Garage

Google Digital Garage

Google Digital Garage offers a comprehensive range of free data, technology and digital marketing courses .

Topics: Web presence, e-commerce, digital advertising, analytics and more.

Types: Online learning platform.

Level:Beginner, intermediate, advanced. 

Website: https://learndigital.withgoogle.com/digitalgarage

HM Revenue & Customs

HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs help and support section offers guidance on a range of business issues including ’Making Tax Digital'.

Topics: Making tax digital, compatible accountancy packages

Types: Online guides, webinars, videos.

Level: Beginner.

Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-webinars-email-alerts-and-videos.

Hubspot Academy

Hubspot Academy

Hubspot Academy is an online learning platform that will help you build an effective social media strategy, build brand awareness and attract buyers. Hubspot’s free training course library covers Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and marketing strategies across these channels.

Topics: Social media, digital marketing, data analytics.

Types: Online learning platform.

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: https://academy.hubspot.com

My Own Business Institute

My Own Business Institute

My Own Business Institute from Santa Clara University offers free online courses supporting business start up and growth.

Topics: E-commerce, social media, technology for business, websites and more.

Types: Online courses.

Level: Beginner, intermediate, advanced.

Website: https://www.scu.edu/mobi/

Sprout Social

Sprout Social

Sprout Social is a social media monitoring platform that hosts a library of free on-demand webinars featuring a variety of topics including building your brand online, data analytics and social media trends.

Topics: Social media, digital marketing, data analytics

Types: Webinars

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: https://sproutsocial.com/insights/webinars/

Supplier Development Programme

Supplier Development Programme

The Supplier Development Programme supports Scottish SME’s and third sector organisations to a use e-tendering to secure contracts with the public sector.

Topics: Public Contracts Scotland (PCS), e-tendering systems.

Types: Webinars, events, workshops.

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/

Workshops & Events: https://www.sdpscotland.co.uk/events-training/ 

Tech Nation

Tech Nation

Tech Nation’s Digital Business Academy provides free online courses to support digital technology business start up. Includes short courses - learn new skills in 15 minutes.

Topics: Data analytics, social media, web presence and more…

Types: Online learning platform.

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: https://digitalbusinessacademy.technation.io/

Technology Coaching Online

Technology coaching

Technology Coaching Online have launched a FREE resource platform for small businesses and digital marketers. The platform features lots of useful resources and guides to help businesses boost their online performance.  

 

Topics: Getting started with your online business, branding, website, email marketing, blogging, marketing, social media.

Types: Online resource platform

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: https://go.technologycoachingonline.com/free-resources

Twitter for Business Basics

Twitter

Twitter for Business Basics is an online training platform with guides covering subject from the basics of creating a profile and tweeting to best practice tips and help creating digital marketing campaigns. Their website also features blog content and video tutorials.

Topics: Social media, digital marketing, data analytics.

Types: Online resources and guides.

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: https://business.twitter.com

The UK Domain by Nominet

The Uk Domain by Nominet

The UK Domain's online training is designed to progress you through planning, building and growing your website as you get online.

Topics: Websites.

Types: Online learning.

Level: Beginner.

Website: https://www.theukdomain.uk/get-online/

Viridor Waste Management GRREC

Viridor

Viridor's Glasgow Recycling & Renewable Energy Centre hosts an active programme of FREE capacity building workshops for small and medium sized enterprises, and social enterprises across the city.

Topics: Social media, web presence and more.

Types: Workshops, events.

Level: Beginner, intermediate.

Website: https://www.viridor.co.uk/energy/energy-recovery-facilities/glasgow-rrec/