Other courses

  • If we don't currently offer a course in the subject you want then these third party courses might help.

    Each of these courses has been completed by at least one person in our team so we are happy to recommend them. And best of all, we try to choose courses which are free or have a nominal fee.

    Do check back regularly as this list is growing.

  • Our review

    Provides a thorough grounding in accessibility including basics of accessibility, guidelines and legal considerations, and code basics. The third module, on coding, would be useful for someone looking for an introduction to the basics of html.

    Commitment

    1-2 hours (+5 minutes for a short assessment test)

    Provider

    Siteimprove

    Cost

    Free

    How to book

    Please email webdev@brookes.ac.uk to set up a Siteimprove account and for more information about the Siteimprove Academy

    Our review

    This course provides a high-level overview of general digital analytics basics (suitable for a team leader) including key terms, the importance of analytics, and how to measure and use them effectively. This is a basic overview of terms and how they relate. It's really for people that are new to the field and need a way through the jargon.

    Commitment

    2 hours

    Provider

    Siteimprove

    Cost

    Free

    How to book

    Please email webdev@brookes.ac.uk to set up a Siteimprove account and for more information about the Siteimprove Academy

    Our review

    Divided into easily digestable, self-paced topics, The Digital Garage makes it easy to get a good grounding in digital marketing, and best of all, it's free. You can choose to learn about individual topics such as analytics, social media, SEO and content marketing. Or you can work through all 26 topics to earn  yourself the Digital Garage Certificate of Online Proficiency.

    Commitment

    Units within topics take a miniumum of 15 minutes but there is no time limit to complete your topics and it is self-paced.

    Provider

    Google

    Cost

    Free

    How to book

    You can sign in with your Brookes Google credentials

    Our review

    Provides a solid framework for understanding the UX design process and research techniques (and, if you undertake the paid-for version, you can participate in practical peer-assessed assignments to embed the learning).

    Commitment

    4 weeks, 3-4 hours/week

    Provider

    Coursera

    Cost

    Free but you can pay a fee if you would like to get certification.

    How to book

    Course details and how to book

    Our review

    A good introduction to the key areas of SEO and how they work together including: on-page SEO, off-page SEO, technical SEO, and keyword research

    Commitment

    4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week

    Provider

    Coursera

    Cost

    Free

    How to book

    Course details and how to book

    Our review

    Covers the essentials of writing for the web, including the differences between print and digital copy, characteristics of good online content, writing engaging copy and maintaining it. Great for those who already write for print and want to make the switch and also for those who are new to writing for the web.

    Commitment

    4 weeks, 2-4 hours/week

    Provider

    O2S (backed by Open Universities Australia)

    Cost

    Free

    How to book

    Course details and how to book