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Idea Store eLearning

Idea Store offers a range of eLearning courses including virtual classes and pre-recorded content.

To enrol, browse the Course Search and click on the Enrol button.

Arts and Creative Industries

  • Creative Writing
  • Interior Design
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Stained Glass


  • Vegetarian Cooking

Health and Fitness

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Pilates
  • Stretch and Tone
  • Yoga


  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • British Sign Language
  • Community Interpreting

Performing Arts

  • Ballet
  • Belly Dancing
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Jazz Dance
  • Salsa

The Great Courses

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Become a lifelong learner, stream hundreds of videos on subjects ranging from photography to physics, astronomy to art, history to health, and more with Idea Store and The Great Courses.

This exciting range of courses are taught by university professors and experts and are accessible for free to Idea Store members.

There are no exams or homework assignments, and you can choose the order that you would like to watch the lessons. 

Watch the course videos on your laptop or tablet and download the companion guidebooks.

To access The Great Courses, just visit our RBdigital site and register.

If you are registered with the Idea Store Magazine Service, you can use the same log-in credentials.

Then sign-in, scroll down the page to 'Education' and click on 'The Great Courses'  

The British Way of Life

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The British Way of Life is a program to help asylum seekers, refugees and migrants to get used to living in the UK as quickly as possible.

It covers many essential topics and subjects, with links to government, NHS and other useful websites to find out invaluable information to succeed in 'The British Way of Life'

There are six information packed chapters and here are just a few of the subjects included in the program:  
Customs, Currency, Public Transport, Staying Safe, Local Medical Services, Finding Work and the Right to Vote.

First Steps On Your Computer

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With First Steps On Your Computer develop your basic IT skills from using the mouse to exploring your computer and the Internet, with this easy to use course.

Speech-enabled so you can listen to the course content. 

This online course is available in English, Arabic, Bengali, Polish, Somali and Urdu.


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GoCitizen is an online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK Test or British citizenship test. It is the online version of the latest official study materials licensed from the Home Office.

With hundreds of practise test questions in the same format as the official test and additional interactive learning resources and teaching aids.

You require an email address to sign-up to this course.


Theory Test Pro
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Learning to Drive?
Did you know that learners who use Theory Test Pro are twice as likely to pass than the national average?

Theory Test Pro is a highly realistic online simulation of the UK's driving theory tests for all vehicle categories. It contains all the official test questions licensed from the DSA, with unlimited access to all the official questions in the same format as the official test.

Theory Test Pro also includes the online version of the Highway Code and realistic hazard perception video simulations. Machine translation into over 40 different languages and speech-enabled tests so you can listen to questions. 

Theory Test Pro App
If you already got an existing Idea Store Theory Test Pro account, make sure you use the same email address you used when you signed up to sign-in to the Theory Test Pro App

CISCO NetAcad IT Courses

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It is estimated that over 20 billion devices will be connected by 2020. Are you prepared for the new jobs this will create? CISCO NetAcad IT Courses are self-paced introductory courses which enable you to take your first steps on your path to becoming an IT professional.
The courses available with CISCO NetAcad and Idea Store are:
Introduction to Cybersecurity: Explore the broad topic of cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity Essentials: Continues from Introduction to Cybersecurity, this course develops a foundational understanding of cybersecurity and how it relates to information and network security.
NDG Linux Unhatched:  A quick introduction to the popular operating system.
NDG Linux Essentials: Designed for learners who are beginning to build Linux knowledge for a career in IT.
Introduction to the Internet of Things: Provides an overview of key concepts and challenges related to digital transformation.
Get Connected: Introduces you to basic computer and Internet navigation skills.
Entrepreneurship: Uses interactive, online case studies to show how to apply network technology skills to start a business or advance your career.