Free Courses for AU Staff Initiative

A member of AU Staff can take Lifelong Learning courses for free.

Lifelong Learning offer a huge variety of courses from counselling skills to creative writing, social media marketing to Spanish, and Arabic to abstract painting, there is something for everyone! Our courses offer staff an opportunity to develop work-related skills and build up Higher Education credits, as all of our modules are university accredited. AU Staff can work towards completing a Certificate in Higher Education in Art & Design, Modern Languages, Genealogy, Ecology or Creative Writing. 

If you are enrolling on a course that you will attend in your working hours, the course will need to be work-related and approval is required from your Line Manager. You are required to register on your chosen course as an AU staff member via the online shop and complete an online enrolment form.

However, if you are enrolling on a course that you will attend outside of your working hours, all that is required is that you register on your chosen course as an AU staff member via the online shop and complete an online enrolment form. You will need to agree to submit all course assessments required for the module within the agreed deadlines.

For a 10-credit Lifelong Learning module, the study commitment equates to approximately 100 hours. We recommend that, in your first term with us, you begin with 1 module so you can get used to this style of learning and the time commitment.

So, why not have a browse of our online learning courses? Is there a subject you’ve always wanted to find out about or a skill you’re keen to develop?  

If you have any questions about the Free Courses for AU Staff Initiative or any of our courses please contact us by email: learning@aber.ac.uk .