Teaching materials and online courses

For more home education links see the vegan learning resources page, general learning resources page, or one of my Chinese Pinterest boards. 

Vegan Family Guide has resources on TES​, and a baby led potty training course on In Vegans We Trust.

School Children
Computer Class


Distance Learning/ Online Training/ Virtual Classrooms


Academic short courses 

Centre for Excellence

Adult history and writing course, home education for parents,  plus 'Dinosaurs for Kids', and Year 3 English and Maths.

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Short ‘MOOC’ courses from universities, certificates and masters.  Includes courses useful to parents in child development and education


Short ‘MOOC’ courses from universities, certificates and masters.  Includes courses useful to parents in child development and education


Online short STEM and arts courses


Short courses, including paediatric first aid

Academic long courses

Cloud Learn

IGCSEs, A Levels, and vocational training

Vocational short courses   ​

Centre for Excellence

Vegan nutrition, parenting, and other subjects 

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Hygge in the Early Years

Making a welcoming learning environment

Embrace Learning

​Continuing professional development and wellbeing

Gaia Education

Ecovilage design

CPD online

Continuing professional development


IT short courses

ITTT International TEFL and TESOL

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Montessori st Nicholas

Have some free online courses and a peace hub

Shaw Academy

Short vocational diplomas


TEFL Training Institute of Ireland

Teaching English as a Foreign Language


Short courses, including paediatric first aid

Urban Farm Permaculture

Organic style vegetable gardening

Virtual College

Free e-learning

FREE online education resources

'FREE online education resources

A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures due to coronavirus, compiled by home educators. 
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All Ways Educating

Home education school

Open culture free stuff website

Another list

Local Buyers Club list

Teach your monster to read


Khan Academy
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.

BBC Learning

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Learn computer programming skills - fun and free.

Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
Good, free art activities 

Red Ted Art
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
Educational online games

DK Find Out
Activities and quizzes

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.


copywriting free course