The Internet has a wealth of information if you know where to look. Check out these free lifelong learning resources.
Alison: Free online courses in a variety of subjects ranging from computing, languages to gardening. Courses are free to study but there is a charge to receive a certificate.
BBC History: Information about tracing your family tree and articles about world history.
BBC Languages: Short interactive courses on languages.
British History Online: A resource for local history in Britain.
British Library: Free online learning about literature, history and art.
Flexilearn Openings Modules: A partnership between the Open University and Unison to provide free bite size learning for our members.
Good Food Channel: Get recipes and watch videos on how to cook new food.
Khan Academy: Over 3800 education videos covering everything from biology to finance.
Knit Witch: Free videos demonstrating how to knit and crochet.
Live Mocha: A variety of languages courses at all levels.
New Scientist: The website of the popular magazine containing articles about how science links with society.
Open Learn: Free online learning from the Open University.
The Crafty Writer's Creative Writing Course: A online course for beginners to creative writing.
The Union Makes Us Strong: The history of the Trade Union Congress and the trade union movement.
Trade Union Ancestors: Information on the forming and history of modern trade unions.
TUC Learning: Online Union Rep courses, including eNotes bite sized courses on subjects like equality law, information on sick notes and paternity leave.