From £49

  • 100% Online
  • Delivered in English
  • Suitable for ages 14-20
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What will you learn?

Our Research Skills course develops your ability to conduct independent research that goes far beyond your textbooks or basic internet searches. You will learn how to gather information from a wide range of credible resources and how to structure the research process. You will learn about tools and techniques to save you time and how to reference your sources correctly. By the end of the course you will feel confident about your findings and know how to present them in a clear and convincing way.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define your information need
  • Manage your research time
  • Organise your research in the most efficient way
  • Use critical reading techniques
  • Use advanced search features
  • Write up your research
  • Convey your findings in a credible way
  • Reference sources correctly

Course features

This course is 100% online and packed full of engaging learning materials, with a personal action plan and a knowledge test for each learner. Additional features are available if you wish to take this course as part of a Study Group.

  • Designed by Eton College experts
  • Personal action plan
  • Interactive tasks, videos & quizzes
  • Knowledge test

Why should I take this course?

This course is right for you if you are aged 14–20 and you want to:

  • Become a more independent learner and increase your academic confidence
  • Develop your thinking skills and assess the credibility of information that you find.
  • Learn how to best plan and organise your research time for essays, extended essays and other projects

1/4 of employers have difficulty filling entry-level vacancies because applicants lack soft skills.

How can you take this course?

There are two ways you can take this online course, depending on how you wish to study and how much support you require.

Self Study


  • Start any time and work at your own pace
Course breakdown

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials

  • Progress dashboard
  • Certificate of completion

7-Week Tutor Group


  • Paced weekly learning with your tutor group
Course breakdown

  • 7-10 hours of self study learning materials
  • Regular guided discussions and collaborative tasks
  • 7 online group classes with an EtonX tutor and your tutor group (up to 8 students)

  • Progress dashboard
  • EtonX trained tutor
  • Collaborative learning
  • Certificate of achievement

So what are the next steps?

1. Sign up to EtonX

Create an account with us by providing your email, date of birth and country of residence.

2. Choose your course

Look at our course menu within your account to select the skills course you want to take.

3. Decide how to study

Depending on how much support you require, pick from Self Study, Tutorial or Tutor Group course options.

4. Purchase your course and start learning!