Alison is delighted to announce that our free online courses have been named among’s Best Online Courses for 2021. is a trusted online resource that helps students to plan their higher education by bringing together the latest research, tips and techniques championed by today’s leading experts in education. has featured 12 Alison courses in its guide of the Best Online Courses for 2021, across 8 different categories.

The guide has been put together to increase awareness about quality educational experiences and to highlight the most trusted solutions on the web. chosen the best courses based on a rigorous set of criteria that took in reviews, enrollment levels, course flexibility, real-world skill takeaway and popularity.

To celebrate this recognition, we’ve brought all of our award-winning courses together so you can sample some of the best online learning the web has to offer!

Best Nutrition Courses

Our Human Nutrition: Introduction to Macronutrients course was named the Most Mobile-Friendly nutrition course. The Alison App means that all Alison courses are now as easy to learn on the go as they are from a laptop or desktop! Human Nutrition: Introduction to Micronutrients was chosen as the course with the Best Focus on Science. All Alison courses are created by qualified subject-matter experts so it’s no surprise that this course came top of the class!

Best Web Design Courses

In the Web Design Category, How to Create Your First Website won Best for Basic Web Design. This incredibly popular course has helped thousands of entrepreneurs take their first steps into the online marketplace by teaching them how to create engaging websites that attract traffic and drive profits. Given our commitment to providing our Learners with real world skills, this is an award we’re really proud of!

Best Marketing Courses

Over 100,000 students have taken our Diploma in E-Business which won Most Affordable Marketing Course. Alison is dedicated to making high quality education readily available to everyone on the planet for free. Awards like this show that our commitment to free education doesn’t come at the expense of the quality of the courses we publish. This course, produced by Google, also shows the calibre of the stakeholders who are committed to our project of free education.

Best Courses for Learning English chose English Grammar: Comparisons and Word Order (Intermediate) as the Best Intermediate Course for learning English. At Alison, we create courses aimed at Learners of all abilities and levels. From beginners courses to intermediate and on to advanced learning, we have something for everyone. Our English for Career Development course also won Most Affordable Course in the Learning English category. This course has proved crucial for Learners around the world seeking to empower themselves by gaining access to anglophone markets.

Best Healthcare Management Courses

Given the events of the last 18 months, we’re delighted that our Managing Health and Safety in Healthcare course won Best for Safety Management. Safety management is more vital than ever for protecting front line workers and patients in healthcare settings and so we’re extremely proud that this course has received this recognition.


Best Project Management Courses

Diploma In Project Management is one of our all-time most popular courses with over half a million students having taken it. Regardless of industry, this course has the potential to help students upskill to become manager material and increase their chances of promotion. By winning Most Affordable Course in the Project Management category, it’s clear that this course is as accessible as it is successful.

Best Electrical Engineering Courses

Alison cleaned up in the Electrical Engineering category with three winners! Our Electrical Engineering – Electrical Transformer Components was named Best for Interactive Learning, while Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment won Best for Learning Electrical Drawings. To complete the hat-trick of prizes, Introduction to the Electrical Trade won Best for Beginner Electricians!

Best Education Courses

Perhaps the award that means the most to us is winning the Most Affordable Course in the Education category. Alison is a social entreprise dedicated to spreading education for free and so for our expertise to be recognised on both of these fronts is special. Our Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators allows us to “teach teaching for free” and expand access to education globally.


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