Free Distance Learning

In normal circumstances, Colmore BID would be well into its stride delivering a wide range of community safety and national security events and workshops for Colmore Business District members. As we can’t currently do this, we’re doing the next best thing by maintaining contact with our training partners to develop new and exciting sessions that will be ready to roll out as soon as we resume. In the meantime, we want to highlight some relevant and fantastic CPD online distance learning courses that are free to complete (please note, some offer the option to receive a certificate of completion for an additional charge).

So, if you are currently working from home or in self isolation, have a glance that these courses and how you can sign up:


General Business Improvement Courses

The below training providers have an extensive range of free online courses, including business management, IT and cyber security courses

Future Learn – Cyber security courses

Future Learn – Business and management courses 

Alison – Free business courses

University of Edinburgh – Free business and management courses

Vision2Learn – Free IT skills courses

Google Digital Garage – Getting your business online

Open University – Free resource hub 

Federation of Small Businesses – Webinar hub


Counter Terrorism Courses

ACT (Action Counters Terrorism) Awareness courses 

PREVENT awareness courses


Security and Facilities Management Courses


Oxford Home Study



Modern Slavery

Open University