Online Learning

Learn flexibly and shape your future

Learning no longer has to just take place in the classroom and at Kirklees College, we have a large range of home study courses to help you progress in your career, learn new skills and take part in community learning with others. We also offer a range of adult courses where learning takes place in the classroom at one of our centres. With a mix of online and in-person classes, our flexible approach to learning will help you reach your goals around your commitments.

Continuous Professional Development

Free Online CPD Certified Courses

Our online courses let you auto-enrol so you can make an immediate start to learning new skills or refreshing existing expertise. The courses take around four hours to complete and you’ll receive a CPD certified certificate upon successful completion.

The courses cover a wide range of areas relevant to businesses such as Health & Safety at Work, Leadership and Understanding Equality and Diversity, to subjects like Alcohol Awareness, Mental Health Awareness and Personal Money Management.

Health & Social Care and Education & Early Years

Free Courses Available

Discover the benefits of online learning with our free Health & Social Care and Education & Early Years courses. With our online courses, you’re able to study in your own time, making them perfect for people who want to begin a new career in the industry, or those who want to broaden their existing knowledge. 

To take part in the free courses available, you’ll need access to a computer as they cannot be completed with a tablet or mobile phone.

Business Courses​

Free Courses Available

Our free Level 2 business courses are designed to help you discover how to implement business improvements and become an effective team player at work.

The courses will also help you understand and improve your knowledge in team leading, customer service and business administration. Our online courses are designed for flexible learning and also come with tutor support.

Adult Community Courses​

Free Courses Available 

Whatever your motivation is to learn, we have many community learning courses that you can enjoy both online or at one of our centres. With art courses, DIY courses, cooking classes and more there’s something for everyone. Some courses are free of charge and are funded through the West Yorkshire Adult Education Budget.

Alternatively, you can email for more information. 

Computing and ICT Courses

Certified by Microsoft to improve your Microsoft Office skills

Want to improve your skills in Microsoft Office? We have Microsoft accredited courses in Excel, Outlook, Word and Powerpoint at just £75 each to help you feel confident with the latest software.

These flexible courses, which you can sign up for at any time during the year provide IT training for newcomers and IT professionals alike. The courses, which are self-paced and include blending learning, help you develop your individual differentiation, increase your personal confidence and demonstrate your improved performance in Microsoft applications.

Contact Info

We are here to help you. If you have any questions or queries, please contact a member of our team who will be happy to help and guide you through this process.