Our Mission

ALISON is a for-profit social enterprise that believes in two things: that everyone has a right to an education and that education should be free. We aim to offer a free education to anyone with access to the internet, while making a fair return for our investors and offering a creative, fair and rewarding work environment for our employees.

Who ALISON is aimed at

ALISON is for anyone interested in improving their personal circumstances. Our learners are from all walks of life, from all regions of the world and from a multitude of backgrounds. ALISON is also being used by different groups of people to overcome a barrier to education that traditional education has been unable to breach.

ALISON parchments

ALISON’s core purpose and focus is to provide free ONLINE LEARNING to the world. The strong relationships it has established with key partners, coupled with its shrewd use of resources, the web channel it makes use of and the 6 million strong customer relations it has managed to foster, means that it is able to support its business model, in the main, by advertising revenue. Consequently, unlike other ONLINE LEARNING providers, ALISON doesn’t insist that learners buy parchments. However, some learners like to purchase parchments as a record of their learning achievement, while others use them as part of their resume to prove to employers that they have the skills they claim. Where possible, ALISON endeavours to keep parchment prices low and runs regular promotions and offers to ensure that prices are kept to a minimum.

Programmes taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Course

ALISON

Are you a budding journalist? Introduction to Journalism examines the key journalism practices and procedures of journalism and reportage. This free online journalism cou ... [+]

About The Course

Are you a budding journalist? Introduction to Journalism examines the key journalism practices and procedures of journalism and reportage. This free online journalism course looks at how to identify a newsworthy story, how to research a story and how to conduct interviews in order to elicit the information you need to prepare a fair and balanced news report. You will learn about feature writing, how to write an engaging feature story, the different types of features, the four parts of an editorial and the different approaches to editorial titles. This course also looks at ethics in journalism and how to avoid conflicts of interest.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the following:... [-]

Ireland Galway
English
Part time
2 - 3 hours
Online
Read more in English
ALISON

Get your coding skills up to date with this free online course, Web Page Design Using HTML5 & CSS3. The course shows you in a step-by-step manner how to use HTML5 ele ... [+]

About The Course

Get your coding skills up to date with this free online course, Web Page Design Using HTML5 & CSS3. The course shows you in a step-by-step manner how to use HTML5 elements and CSS3 style sheets for more responsive web design. You will learn how HTML5 structures the content on a web page and how CSS styles the content on a web page. You will learn how to declare an HTML5 document and the wide range of HTML5 elements, their functions, and uses. You will also learn about progressive enhancement in web design that emphasizes accessibility, semantic HTML markup and external style sheets and scripting technologies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the following:... [-]

Ireland Galway
English
Part time
2 - 3 hours
Online
Read more in English
ALISON

French is spoken in 29 countries worldwide and is the third most widely spoken language in Europe. Basic French Language Skills for Everyday Life comprises of a series o ... [+]

About The Course

French is spoken in 29 countries worldwide and is the third most widely spoken language in Europe. Basic French Language Skills for Everyday Life comprises a series of engaging video lessons for beginners that introduces the learner to various aspects of the French language including basic French vocabulary and grammar. This free online French course from ALISON will give you the simple conversation French vocabulary you will need to help you in everyday French conversations.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will have a clear understanding of the following:

A wide range of French language vocabulary How to form simple French sentences Understand past, present and future tenses in commonly used verbs French language skills for everyday situations Course Format ... [-]
Ireland Galway
English
Part time
6 - 10 hours
Online
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Diploma

ALISON

English is the number one spoken language in the world and is the international language of business. Having a good grasp of this language will be very beneficial from a ... [+]

About The Course

English is the number one spoken language in the world and is the international language of business. Having a good grasp of this language will be very beneficial from a career advancement perspective. Diploma in Basic English Grammar introduces you to the fundamental aspects of English grammar and explains how they should be applied in written and spoken English. The course examines the role of grammar in English including the importance of punctuation. The course also explains the different parts of speech and the role they play in English sentence construction. You will also discover all of the tenses used in the English language through well-produced videos. ... [-]

Ireland Galway
English
Part time
10 - 12 hours
Online
Read more in English
ALISON

Business Management and Entrepreneurship is a multidisciplinary course drawing from all the key business management subjects including corporate management, operations ma ... [+]

About The Course

Business Management and Entrepreneurship is a multidisciplinary course drawing from all the key business management subjects including corporate management, operations management, financial accounting, project management and human resources. The course also provides insight into key entrepreneurial skills from Bill Liao, co-founders of the social networking site XING.com.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course you will have a clear understanding of the following:

How large-scale organisations are organised and managed How to evaluate a company’s performance using key performance indicators (KPIs) Different management styles and environmental factors managers need to consider The role and responsibilities of key managers in an organisation including Human Resources, Project Managers and Accountants The personal qualities of an entrepreneur and the most important factors that an entrepreneur should consider to be successful Course Format ... [-]
Ireland Galway
English
Part time
10 - 12 hours
Online
Read more in English
ALISON

Human Resource Management plays a crucial role in any modern organisation as it deals with the management of a company’s most important resource – its staff. Diploma in H ... [+]

About The Course

Human Resource Management plays a crucial role in any modern organisation as it deals with the management of a company’s most important resource – its staff. Diploma in Human Resources is a comprehensive free online course which covers a diverse range of HR topics including the role of the HR manager, how to recruit, select and train new staff. The course also examines employee motivation, employer-employee relations and conducting staff performance appraisals.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the following:

Role and responsibilities of a Human Resource Manager The recruitment, selection and training process How to conduct performance appraisals How to build systems and procedures to ensure excellent employee and employer relations How to manage change within an organisation from an HR perspective Course Format ... [-]
Ireland Galway
English
Part time
10 - 15 hours
Online
Read more in English
ALISON

Project Management skills are in big demand among employers worldwide. This free online course from ALISON offers a comprehensive examination of project management includ ... [+]

About The Course

Project Management skills are in big demand among employers worldwide. This free online course from ALISON offers a comprehensive examination of project management including methodology, toolsets and documentation, and the project life cycle including analysis, planning, design, and evaluation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the following:

What needs to be considered when planning a project The Various phases of the system development lifecycle Project management methodology Project management tools including Gantt and PERT charts The different types of documentation such as program, system, technical, paper-based, electronic and specialist user documentation that help to show how a project will be set-up Course Format ... [-]
Ireland Galway
English
Part time
10 - 12 hours
Online
Read more in English
ALISON

ALISON’s free online Diploma in Web Design is ideal for anyone interested in developing their own website but lacked the skills or knowledge to do so. Aimed at both the n ... [+]

About The Course

ALISON’s free online Diploma in Web Design is ideal for anyone interested in developing their own website but lacked the skills or knowledge to do so. Aimed at both the novice and intermediate web designer, this comprehensive, easy-to-understand course will enhance your understanding of web development tools and techniques. Topics covered include HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and Adobe Dreamweaver. It also examines the practical steps to building a website such as registering a domain name and choosing a hosting account.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, you will have a clear understanding of the following:

How to create an HTML page and add content, images, links, tables, and lists What is meant by inheritance, cascade, pseudo, classes, pseudo elements and selectors How to use fonts, background styles, and style sheets How to use Dreamweaver to create a webpage with HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Flash Naming conventions, index files, welcome screens, graphical user interface (GUI) Course Format ... [-]
Ireland Galway
English
Part time
10 - 12 hours
Online
Read more in English