It’s a unique time right now and many of us have (probably) rarely seen so much of the same four walls that we call home. Step away from that smudge on the wall that changes shape the more you look at it and look here!
There’s a tonne of freebies out there right now and it’s never been a better time to up-skill, ready to tear into the brave new world we’ll hopefully find outside our doors once the lock-downs and curfews are no more.
To help you out a little, here are some of the best online courses/initiatives to keep your mind active and your mental health at peace, all from the comfort of your own home. These cover everything from business leadership and cooking to gardening lessons. Happy reading!
**The Free Ones**
The Science of Well-being
One of the most common platforms for online courses, Coursera, is providing all of its resources free right now. One of the courses we feel is important for right now is The Science of Well-being. The course aims to equip you to build productive and healthy behaviour/lifestyle patterns.
Click Here and get started! – Although they’re free to access, you will have to pay a fee of $49 for a certificate of completion.
Event Safety Blueprint
Dubai event specialist Bruno Marx is offering free access to his online event safety course over the next two weeks! This course is perfect for those who were considering entering the events industry, or for those who already work in the industry but would like to ensure they’re up to date with event safety knowledge.
Register Here! And take the course before the offer ends. Once completed, you’ll be awarded a certificate documenting your CPD.
Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health
One of the world’s most competitive Ivy League schools, Harvard University, has compiled a full list of online courses, giving you full access to course materials and assessments for free. We’re especially interested in their course ‘Well-Being at the Workplace’ – enabling you to ensure the best environment for yourself and employees.
Check it Out Here! (you can even have it accredited with a small fee).
LinkedIn Free Online Learning
LinkedIn is offering free online learning programs through its well known digital platform. The programs vary from creating business strategies to enhancing your communication and public speaking skills. Learn more about the most demanding works skills and technologies by the experts and professionals leading the way in their fields and add a boost to your career prospects.
Get your free month trial by clicking here.
The Centre of Excellence is a UK based online learning platform with a variety of courses from business to beauty and healthcare. You can learn how to properly apply makeup along with other beauty techniques for a potential career in the industry, or develop the skill to center yourself and remain focussed. Access the Mindfulness Diploma here. All courses provided by the Centre of Excellence are certified and accredited.
5G Strategies for Business Leaders
If you haven’t heard of Edex then you may have missed a trick. Lucky for you this trusted E-learning platform, funded by Harvard and MIT University, is offering a very interesting series of online courses for professional development. One that we’ve picked out is 5G Strategies for Business Leaders. For the sum of 358$, you can gain credited information on establishing a new business.
Pursue the program by clicking here . This will be especially beneficial for SMEs, Startups and everyone who wants to enhance their business skills or brush up on existing ones.
Enrol with Udemy, one of the most recognized online platforms for e-learning, for their life coaching course that can assist you and those around you on how to live your best life with the little, but most efficient resources you have.
You can access the course and enrol here. Upon completion, you will receive a certification to add to the professional development section of your CV.
Food and Health
Optimise the way you eat and change your food understanding with the Stanford Introduction to Food and Health course. Stanford University has partnered with Coursera to provide a wide list of courses for the public to access for free. However, for just $39, you can obtain a certificate upon completion too. The courses vary from pure science and math to social sciences and life skills. Introduction to Food and Health course will start on April 6th, 2020 so make sure you register in time by clicking here.
Financial aid forms are also available across the site.
Farming and Gardening
Ever wanted to be the green-fingered friend you always dreamed of? Well, with a little help from Udemy you can try from a list of gardening programs. One that’s caught our eye is the Bio-Organic Farming & Gardening: Self-Reliance, Vital Food course. There is no better time to start growing your own food than now. Register here.
Cooking and Baking
Spending more time at home allows us to spend more time in the kitchen. Dust off the pots and pans you forgot you owned and try one of Richemont’s courses ranging from bakery and pastries to savoury snacks and bread making! You can browse it all and choose your best fit by clicking here.
Hopefully, you’ll find something to stave off the boredom and maybe even change your world a little for the better during these times of self-isolation and uncertainty. If you’re way ahead of us and currently undertaking a course we’ve missed that you think can benefit others, then please share in our comments or tag us on your socials @homeclubme.
Stay safe and #stayhome!