Discover how Alison can help you realise your career dreams, find fulfilment in your work or personal life or complete your education. If that sounds like an inflated claim, we can assure you that millions of people have benefited from our free online courses and they tell us every day how our empowerment platform has changed their lives

The World Economic Forum’s Reskilling Revolution initiative aims to provide one billion people with better education, work skills and employment opportunities by 2030. Every department at Alison is committed to that vision. We believe that knowledge is power, and we are doing everything we can to make sure that free education is available to everyone on the planet who can access the internet. 

We have a growing library of 5,000 courses on almost every topic under the sun but that’s not all. From career guidance and resumé builders to psychometric tests and wellbeing assessments, we are committed to enabling you to not only survive but thrive.

We Are Alison

Alison (Advance Learning Interactive Systems Online) was founded in Galway, Ireland, in 2007, by CEO, Mike Feerick. An unashamed disruptor of the status quo, Mike argues that free education can change the world. “Education underpins all social progress,” he states. “If we can improve the general education level worldwide, global poverty can be dealt with profoundly and our general standard of living vastly improved.” 

Alison has become a world-leading free online learning and training platform, with over 40 million learners in 193 countries.  

Explore over 4,000 diploma and certificate courses when you sign up to Alison. Are you seeking career development? Access free training across all the major sectors and industries, from Engineering & Construction to Sales & Marketing, Health to Business, IT to Teaching

Whether you want to master Excel spreadsheet formulas, access certified caregiving training online, learn a language or play a musical instrument, you have come to the right place. If you want to learn to meditate while earning a Diploma in Supervision, you can do that too! 

All our courses are accredited by the independent UK body CPD. 

Sustainable Development Goals

Alison’s purpose aligns with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Irrespective of race or religion, culture or location, background or status, we provide free, accredited education to anyone and everyone.

Through our courses, created by universities, teaching institutions and subject matter experts, we provide:

  • Skills training to help you enter or return to the workforce
  • Continued professional development to help you become better at what you do and retain your credentials
  • Access to training in new developments and innovations – from medical devices to AI – in many sectors
  • Complementary skills training – from media training to merchandising – to help you become a more effective member of your workforce
  • Soft skills training – from leadership to listening – to boost your competence and your confidence.

Putting all of these together, we help communities and countries become more sustainable.

Tools For Success: Free Career Guide, Psychometric Tests and Resumé Builder

Alison offers much more than free online learning. 

We take a holistic approach to career and personal development. Use our free resources to guide your career development, identify your strengths and weaknesses, support your mental wellbeing, create a professional looking CV and even earn some money! You can utilise all our tools as often as you need to – we are here for you around the clock.

Choose the Right Career 

Often, the hardest decision to make is choosing the right career path. Whether you are starting a new job search or improving your current skills, the Career Guide is there to help you make the right choice. Simply choose the industry, career or subject you are interested in, and it will show the courses, diplomas and certificates you’ll need to start your new career journey.

Identify Your Strengths and Weaknesses

Do you need an extra edge when applying for a job or promotion? Taking Alison’s free Workplace Personality Test can give it to you. Created by expert psychologists, it provides an accurate psychometric analysis of who you are and your professional strengths and weaknesses. The test takes roughly 15 minutes. 

Upon completion, you’ll be offered personal course recommendations to bridge any skills gaps. Use the insights from the assessment to help you select the best job or career path for you.

Boost Your Mental Health and Wellness

Take control of your mental health and identify sources of stress at work with our free Mental Health & Wellbeing Test in partnership with Welliba.

Decide which areas of wellbeing you want to work on with targeted courses and training to help you adapt, overcome and thrive in any environment. Achieve your maximum potential and live a happier, healthier, and more productive life!

Craft the Perfect CV

Bolster your chances of landing your dream job with a professional looking CV, thanks to our free Resumé Builder. Like all our resources, it is easy to use. Choose a template, add your details and update it as the situation requires or as you acquire further certifications. You can build different CVs to suit job applications and export them to pdf for download as often as you wish. Create your Resumé on any device, including your smartphone, and you’ll always have it to hand.

Join our Affiliate Programme

Explore how you can earn while you learn by joining our Affiliate Programme. It couldn’t be easier. Sign up and when you want to recommend a course to others, simply share a link and you’ll receive a percentage of the money new users you’ve brought to the platform spend on certifications. You are not limited to any single location; you can have people sign up from anywhere on the planet. The world is your oyster!

Keep in Touch

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How It Works

Join the millions of learners accessing our free resources today! In just a few simple steps, you’ll have a world of knowledge at your fingertips.

  1. Register for your free Alison account
  2. Find the right course and enrol
  3. Successfully complete the final assessment
  4. Acquire your certification if you wish
  5. Congratulations, you’ve just added to your educational credentials!

Welcome to Alison, we look forward to supporting you in all your endeavours!


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