Free Courses vs paid courses
Some of my courses are free. I offer these courses for two reasons. Some are designed as a brief overview of a topic, they highlight the main points, and they are permanently free. In some cases this will be all you'll need to understand the topic.
However, free courses tend to be much shorter than paid courses. They are intended to give you useful, practical guidance, but they do not give the in-depth training provided by my paid courses.
If you want to go more deeply into the subject and to develop your skills – with the benefit of supporting exercises and learning resources – then a paid course is the best option for you.
There's a third option with some of my courses. If your learning style prefers the support from a tutor you can benefit from direct coaching with the course presenter.
When you have completed any paid course you can request a Certificate of Completion. This validates that you have taken the course and the estimated number of hours of study.
Certain courses have the added benefit of CPD accreditation. This further increases the value of your course of study, as it demonstrates commitment to employers, and your wish to stay relevant in your chosen field.