While employers are proficient at providing the on-the-job training aspect of an apprenticeship program, accessing appropriate theory courses can be more difficult. Alison’s free online courses for skilled trades step into the gap with all the head knowledge that is required to back up that all-important hands-on experience. Many of the practical skills courses in our Apprenticeship Hub have been provided by USAID. The United States Agency for International Development has created a series of courses focusing on trades such as electrics, plumbing, carpentry and masonry. These courses have been designed to bring any learner from being a complete beginner to understanding their chosen trade.
If you are facing challenges to finding a pathway into a rewarding career, a pre-apprenticeship is an attractive option. These aim to help disadvantaged people - women, people with disabilities, young people and veterans - to enter into registered apprenticeships and make a start on improving their lives. Our apprenticeship hub can help you decide whether a particular career is for you, before you commit to a formal apprenticeship. Perhaps you flunked high school and need to work on your basic math? At Alison, you will find many courses that will help you improve your basic education including math and language skills. Or you may have given years of service to your country and feel the need to catch up on developments in IT or engineering. Doing our courses online, in the privacy of your own home, means you can take your time in getting comfortable with a subject, rather than being flung in at the deep end.
We also have many courses that will help you prepare for the world of work or identify which career might suit you best. Why not start with our popular Workplace Personality Assessment?
Feel free to also visit our popular Career Guide.
We have curated courses across 5 segments: Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Construction and Pre-Apprenticeship Courses for Community Based Organisations.