Free online essential skills courses

In response to the COVID crisis, Eton College has launched Eton2020, a long-term commitment to sharing resources and expertise with maintained schools across the UK.

EtonX is offering all maintained schools in the UK free access to online courses which complement the academic curriculum and ensure that students develop the essential skills they will need to thrive throughout their life.

All eligible schools can offer free EtonX courses to their students in Years 10-13.

Schools can choose from the full catalogue of EtonX Future Skills courses and can offer one course per year group.

Apply for UK Schools Offer

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Select year group(s) to register for free online courses

How does the offer work?

  1. Check your eligibility – free for maintained schools in the UK only
  2. Choose one course for each year group
  3. Register your school details
  4. Receive your course access code
  5. Distribute the code to your students


Designed by Eton College, our 100% online courses are full of engaging learning materials, with a personal action plan and a knowledge test for each learner. Students completing the course will receive an EtonX certificate.

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Develop the confidence to face life’s challenges and reach your full potential.

Creative Problem Solving

Come up with fresh, innovative ideas to solve real-world problems.

Research Skills

Develop the skills for independent research at school and university.

Critical Thinking

Develop your ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate ideas and arguments.

Writing Skills

Write well structured, and clearly expressed essays.

Making an Impact

Become more assertive and learn how to influence others.

Interview Skills

Go to interviews feeling calm, confident and more prepared.

CV Writing

Build an impressive CV or resume.


Learn how to build the businesses of tomorrow

Public Speaking

Work on your delivery, for speeches and presentations.

Verbal Communication

Interact more effectively with the people around you.

What have teachers said about the free UK Schools Offer so far?

“Our students who have accessed the courses have found them to be extremely beneficial and were very grateful to be given the opportunity to work through such a unique platform. As a school, your free access has meant we have been able to support our students much more effectively with progression and work experience skills.”

Dr. Nikky Hammond, Acting Assistant Principal and Head of Physics, Tomlinscote School, Surrey

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Not ready to decide yet? Take a closer look at the courses by registering yourself for a free 1-month trial.

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