Online courses for business and computing

Business courses

In partnership with the Cisco Networking Academy®, Liverpool Business and Intellectual Property Centre (BIPC) is offering two free online courses to help kickstart your new business venture - 'Entrepreneurship' and ‘Community Empowerment Technologies’.

Visit BIPC for more information about these two courses and how to enrol.

IT courses

In partnership with the Cisco Networking Academy®, we offer a series of free introductory IT courses which you can take as a first step on the path to becoming an IT professional. You don't need previous experience and all courses are platforms to further study and professional qualifications.

Once enrolled, you can access student forums where you can ask questions and interact with instructors and peers. You can also use the Cisco Facebook community, which has more than a million members available for support.

When you complete a course, you'll get a certificate and you can add your coursework to LinkedIn so that hiring recruiters can find you for potential job opportunities. 

Find out more about these courses below.

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Learn how to protect your personal privacy online, and understand who and what the threats are. If you are thinking about considering a career in this industry or maybe you just want to know more about protecting yourself when you're online then this course offers an exciting introduction to cybersecurity.

Enrol on Cybersecurity

Introduction to IoT  

Learn how the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world, and find out the skills needed to land a well-paying job in this rapidly growing sector. Take your first step now!

This course requires Packet Tracer software (free download), which cannot be installed on library computers. Although the course can be completed without this, we advise you to use a home PC or laptop for the best learning experience.

Enrol on IoT

Programming Essentials in Python 

Python is used by startups and tech giants alike including Google, Facebook, Dropbox and IBM. Learn how to code in it and you could write your own apps.

At the end of the course you will be ready to take the PCAP Certified Associate in Python Programming. No prior knowledge of programming is required. 

Find out more and enrol on this course by emailing libraries.enquiries@liverpool.gov.uk or ask at the Enquire desk on the first floor of Central Library.