Alison free online courses are certificate or diploma courses meant to increase job skills and make the student more competitive in the workplace. Alison.com currently offers over 750 courses that fall under eight categories, including business and enterprise skills, health literacy and languages.
Other categories of courses include financial and economic literacy, digital literacy and information technology skills, personal development and soft skills, school curriculum, and health, safety and compliance. Also available are language and business skills courses.
To access Alison courses, a student can create a free account on the website and then browse course offerings at both the certificate and diploma levels. A score of at least 80 percent on the course assessment is required to pass the course; assessments may be retaken at any time. Students who pass can print a learner record as proof or order a certificate to be mailed. Some certificates are free while others require a fee, depending on the course and the certificate format.
Alison.com has 5 million users in countries all over the world. According to a 2014 survey taken by the site, over 14 percent of users claimed that an Alison course helped them attain a new job, promotion or college placement.