Best business and tech courses you can do online – and where to find them – Express

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Business and tech industries can be difficult to break into, especially if you’re making a career switch later in life. 
The good news is that it’s easier than ever to get the courses and certificates you need without having to go back to university – and that’s where Coursera comes in.
Coursera Plus offers you unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs, that you can do around your schedule at a pace that works for you.
We’re talking big names too with the likes of Google, Meta and Yale University all part of the platform’s offerings. 

The best part is that the unlimited access is part of one all-inclusive subscription price – so you can take multiple courses without having to pay extra costs. 
Usually the subscription costs £348 a year, but this Cyber Monday you can get £87.41 off one year of Coursera Plus. That’s £260.59 for the whole year – or approximately £21.70 a month*!
However, you’ll need to sign up online by November 28th to make use of the deal, before the offer expires.
You can explore any interest or trending topic, take prerequisites, and advance your skills whether it’s career-specific, or you’re just looking for a new challenge, with over 275 leading universities and companies included in Coursera Plus. 
For example, Google now offers online certificate programs and free courses on Coursera Plus in topics such as IT support, digital marketing, and data analytics to help people break into the tech industry – all of which you can find on Coursera.
You’ll earn a certificate for completing eligible courses at no additional cost – meaning you can spend less money on learning if you plan to take multiple courses.

A bearded man at a computer at homeThe platform is ideal for those who have a busy schedule they need to work around as it allows you to learn at your own pace, move between multiple courses, or switch to a different course.
Not sure where to start? There is even ‘find your career’ tool to help you narrow down your options and help you pick the right courses to get you to the next step in your career.
To give you an extra helping hand, we’ve pickd out five courses we think you’ll want on your radar… 
1. Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce Professional Certificate
If digital marketing has always peaked your interest, then this Google program could be ideal for learning and developing new skills. It will teach you in-demand skills that can have you job-ready in less than 6 months -no degree or experience required.
2. Excel Skills for Business Specialization
This comprehensive course teaches you how to navigate the Excel user interface, how to analyze data, use formulas and functions, and create easy-to-use spreadsheets. 
3. Google Project Management: Professional Certificate
Divided into six courses, you’ll be equipped with the skills you need to apply to introductory-level roles in project management. That includes gaining a deeper understanding of the role and responsibilities, learning about the variety of career options you can pursue, and the key skills you’ll need to land that dream job. 
4. The Science of Well-Being
This Yale University course is a must if personal development is high on your list. It involves a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. You’ll also learn about misconceptions around happiness, and tools to help you change the way you think. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your daily routine. 
5. Psychological First Aid
On this course from the John Hopkins University, you’ll learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition. The course focuses on injuries and trauma that are beyond those physical in nature, and the tools to help promote both personal and community resilience. 
Find out more on Coursera to make use of the special offer, and open up a whole new world of learning opportunities. 
*Price for 12 months: £260.59/year then £348/year. 14-day money-back guarantee. Claim this special limited-time offer by November 28, 2022 11:59 PM PT. Valid for new Coursera Plus subscribers only.
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