5,000 free Coursera licences for individuals looking for their next job, changing roles or looking to upskill!

The Heart of the South West LEP Digital Skills Partnership is excited to announce a partnership with Coursera to help  you learn  critical skills to  succeed in this digital era,  empower you to thrive in  your job or pivot  in your career.

What is Coursera?

Coursera is a world-leading online learning platform for higher education. With short to medium courses  from world-class universities and industry giants, the online platform is available 24/7 allowing you to  learn something new anytime, anywhere. Through a local government offer, access to Coursera is now free for a limited period of time.

With Coursera you can:

  • Learn  skills that are in-demand,    all the courses available relate  either to in-demand roles,  growing  or Covid-19 resilient sectors.
  • Get ready for a career  with job-ready or management short courses.
  • Earn a  certificate of completion  from a leading university or the likes of Google or IBM  to add to your CV.

With 4,000+ online courses to choose from, here’s just a few to give you a flavour of what’s available and the time required:-

  • From Idea to StartUp (11 hours)
  • Grow Your Business with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women (4 hours)
  • Introduction to G-Suite (7 hours)
  • Spreadsheets for Beginners (2 hours)
  • Introduction to Data Analysis using Excel (20 hours)
  • Create a Blog using WordPress (2 hours)
  • Create Customer Support in Google Sheets (2 hours)
  • Healthcare Innovation (21 hours)
  • Google IT User Support Technician (23 hours)


Heart of the south west LEP - Coursera



Coursera is currently closed for registration

We had 5,000 free licences for people resident in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay for people to access these licences they must have enrolled by the 31st of October 2020.

Why is Coursera only available until the 31st of December 2020?  

Coursera has offered local Government’s access to their platform for free until the end of 2020. After this date, it is likely that to continue access there will be a charge to Local Government which we currently do not have the funding to meet. Rather than not take advantage of this short-term offer which we feel can be of benefit to those currently looking for work or looking to renew their skills, we have decided to trial the platform for this short ring-fenced period and make users aware from the offset that this is time-bound and will come to an end on the 31st of December 2020. After this time, access to the platform will cease.