Online learning

We asked you if being a rider was a way to support a long term ambition outside of Deliveroo, and  a lot of you said it was. So we’ve teamed up with OpenClassrooms to give you free access to hundreds of online learning options which could help you reach your goals.

Scholarships & Job Placements

This year we’re funding more than 90 scholarships to accredited associate-level degree programmes.

Either you or a family member can benefit from this educational opportunity, just be sure to indicate when applying who will be taking the courses. 

Web Developer: Jumpstart your career in web development by learning to build responsive, dynamic websites. Web Developers are a fundamental part of any tech team and this programme will help you build the skills and experience required for an entry-level role. As the most popular starting role for a career in web and software development, you'll be responsible for bringing mockups/designs to life by translating graphic recommendations into usable and robust web languages by writing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code. Once you’ve graduated, a dedicated career coach will help you find your dream job in the field.

  • Accreditation: Associate's degree level qualification
  • Course length: 6 months
  • Weekly study hours: 20

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Digital Marketing: Digital Marketers leverage digital tools, including paid online advertising campaigns, landing pages on websites, emailing campaigns, search engine optimisation (SEO), as well as social media, to maximize brand awareness, and ultimately revenue. Train to be a Digital Marketer, and you'll learn how to generate leads and drive customer sales via digital marketing campaigns. You’ll also find out how to use measurable analytics to identify weaknesses and improve performance across your digital marketing channels. Once you’ve graduated, a dedicated career coach will help you find your dream job in the field.

  • Accreditation: Associate's degree level qualification
  • Course length: 6 months
  • Weekly study hours: 20

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IT Support Technician:

Enter the field of information technology by learning how to manage IT equipment and provide user support. An IT support technician is involved in all aspects of IT infrastructure, from deployment to maintenance and from security to upgrading. As an IT support technician, you’ll install and deploy a range of computer equipment (PCs, tablets, printers, software) and connect them to a wired or wireless network. You’ll maintain this equipment in working order, keep it secure, and provide regular updates. You’ll communicate with users or clients throughout a company, from management down and hardware, software, and network suppliers. To provide top-notch support, you’ll learn how to understand users’ needs and manage their stress. Finally, to excel as an IT support technician, you’ll need to be curious and resourceful! Once you’ve graduated, a dedicated career coach will help you find your dream job in the field.

  • Accreditation: Associate's degree level qualification
  • Course length: 6 months
  • Weekly study hours: 20

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What's the scholarship process?

You’ll need to give us some basic details about who you are, decide which path of study is right for you and tell us why you’re interested in a scholarship. We also ask that you submit a certificate of completion from one of the short courses OpenClassrooms offers online. The course can be on a topic of your choice. Once you’ve registered,  pick from any of the ones listed here.

An example of the short course completion certificate you’ll submit can be found here.

Once applications close our judging panel will select which riders will be awarded scholarships and get in touch with the 2021 winners.

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Courses and certificates

Choose from more than 700 free courses, including design, marketing, project management, entrepreneurship and IT skills. You can also get a Certificate of Achievement which you can use for future job applications . It’s all 100% online and 100% free, so when and where you learn is 100% up to you! 

You can also extend this learning opportunity to one additional family member who will also be able to access the online courses and get certificates in their name.

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