Looking to try your hand at something new during lockdown? These incredible online courses offer everything you need to learn a new skill or pick up a new hobby, and they’re 100% free.
Keeping yourself entertained in lockdown can be pretty tricky. Whether you’re still working, or have been placed on furlough, the time you might have spent pre-lockdown seeing friends, going to the cinema or simply commuting has now been freed up.
Lucky for us, experts and teachers across the world are using their extra time in lockdown to share their expertise with the internet – for free.
Whether you fancy picking up a brand new skill or just learning something for fun, there’s tonnes of great online content to keep you busy.
With this in mind, we’ve picked out 11 of our favourite free online courses available right now. From baking and drawing to painting and cooking, there’s plenty to get you started.
Wagamama’s Wok From Home Series
Codecademy’s Beginners Coding Courses
Codecademy offers a bunch of free online coding courses to help you understand the basics of this valuable skill. Each course breaks things down step-by-step, so it’s easy to pick up, and the interactive practice screen allows you to identify and correct your mistakes.
Scrapbook.com’s Watercolour 101: The Basics
Sarah Du-Feu’s Adult Basic Ballet
Yale’s Science of Well-Being
Looking to boost your wellbeing during lockdown? Luckily for you, Yale’s world-famous happiness course The Science of Well-Being is available to take for free online. Taught by Professor Laurie Santos, the course is designed to increase happiness and help you to build more productive habits.
BeSophro’s Free Guided Sophrology Sessions
Patch Plant’s Houseplant Parenting Course
Disney’s How To Draw Series
Stylist’s The Breakfast Club
Writers HQ Seven Ideas in Seven Days Creative Writing Course
Biscuiteers Ice-olation Challenges