Online Learning

Our members tell us that among the significant challenges presented by enforced changes to current working practices is keeping all staff and volunteers, especially staff who have been furloughed or are working reduced hours, engaged and providing them with support to assist with wellbeing. However, additional downtime can be utilised in positive ways and offers the chance to learn new skills and continue professional development (CPD).

One way to boost engagement and morale levels is to offer opportunities that can be undertaken remotely, remembering that even furloughed staff are able to undertake training and CPD opportunities. The Scottish Sports Association has compiled links to some of the organisations that provide predominantly free e-learning, from general skills that are applicable across a variety of disciplines to sport-specific training.

While the SSA is signposting to opportunities, we do not endorse or recommend any specific providers or programmes.

We will continue to update these opportunities in the future. If there are additional organisations which you have used and wish to highlight to other Scottish sporting bodies, please let us know by getting in touch at admin@thessa.org.uk.

 

Generic Courses

Sport Courses

Sport Specific Courses

 


Generic Courses

ACAS

Their free elearning modules are for employees and employers and cover a wide range of employment issues. The modules are a mix of theory and case studies. You can assess your learning through interactive questions and tests.

Future Learn

They offer hundreds of online courses from top universities and specialist organisations with a wide variety to choose from.

Plain English Campaign

They offer assistance in learning plain English. Plain English is a style of writing that enables the reader to understand the message the first time they read it. It uses short, clear sentences and everyday words without unnecessary jargon.

Future Learn

They offer a clear guide on how to write meeting minutes to help the volunteers and/or staff of small non-profits and membership organizations who may be new to the task of taking and preparing minutes of meeting for committees or Boards of Directors.

Plain English Campaign

They offer access to online courses, specialisations, and degrees in a wide variety of subjects published by many big name universities and organisations.

Future Learn

Their material can help you to understand, practice and perfect a range of everyday practical skills. Whether you’re looking for help with a particular task like putting together a CV, applying for a new job, or are more interested in ways to motivate yourself and others they have the skill to help develop your understanding, build your confidence and improve your skills.

Business Wales

They have a range of free webinars to help businesses affected by COVID-19. They include any number of 20-minute practical taster sessions and a range of more in-depth courses.They aim to help put digital at the heart of your business to make sure your customers find you in this increasingly competitive online space.

Future Learn

Mental Health at work offers a collection of resources on mental health for small workplaces. They look at three key areas: Building your awareness, looking after yourself and supporting each other.

Google Digital Garage

They offer a range of free learning content designed to help grow your business or jump-start your career. You can choose to learn by selecting individual modules or you take an entire course end-to-end.

Open Learn

You can choose an OpenLearn course from a wide range of subjects. Some are based on Open University course materials. Others are written specifically for OpenLearn. Courses aim to increase confidence and develop the skills needed to enter Higher Education and succeed with learning.

Reed

(PAID) Their online courses can help you take back control allowing you to gain skills you've always dreamed about, on your terms. They also offer free online courses to accommodate for all budgets.

Udemy

(PAID) Study any topic, anytime. With the worlds largest selection of courses available their is a course to suit everyone.

 


Sport Courses

SAMH

SAMH’s offers free eLearning, accredited by CIMSPA, to learn about how mental health problems can impact those who want to get active.

Future Learn

They offer a clear guide on how to write meeting minutes to help the volunteers and/or staff of small non-profits and membership organizations who may be new to the task of taking and preparing minutes of meeting for committees or Boards of Directors.