Created on: February 15, 2024
Modified on: March 13, 2024

eCollege is the national online learning service for further education and training.

eCollege is a Government-funded online training facility. It provides a range of free online courses with certificates, available any time. If you want to learn at your own pace, eCollege is perfect for you.

eCollege courses are:

  • free
  • part-time
  • certified
  • always on-demand, so you can get started straightaway

The courses could help you, whether you:

  • are already doing a course and want to add to your learning
  • are unemployed, or had your hours reduced
  • want to improve your skills or learn new ones

The courses are designed give you specific skills training, with certification, to help you get a job or improve your skills.

Courses available

eCollege delivers online training courses in:

  • information technology
  • business
  • project management
  • sustainability
  • graphic design
  • software development
  • basic computer skills


Examples of specific courses include:

  • Energy and You: Reduce Your Use
  • ICDL
  • PRINCE2 Foundation
  • Project Management
  • CompTIA Security+, A+ and Network+
  • Digital Marketing


How to qualify

eCollege courses are currently free to anyone over 18 who wants to do a course.

If you’re not sure what to expect from an eCollege course, you can find out more information on the eCollege website.