In addition to our own workshops, there are lots of other ways you can learn practical skills. Here’s just a few of our recommendations.

First aid

First aid case

Learn valuable first aid skills with videos and apps.

Guardian masterclasses

The Guardian Building Window in LondonBryantbob [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Guardian offer a range of amazing masterclasses – you can lose an afternoon browsing through them!¬†They predominantly focus on journalism and business but it’s worth taking a look. Courses are paid.

Tutorials on YouTube

YouTube is a great place to start if you are unsure how to begin a practical task. Like this video from the Guardian showing us how to drill tiles.

Just be aware that YouTube is a free space, the videos have not been vetted or quality checked so be aware of your own safety.


Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls logo

Amy Poehler star of SNL and Parks and Recreation is a co-founder of this site designed to give young girls a place to be their “weird and wonderful selves”. The site features a host of free DIY tutorials.


Codecademy logo

Ever fancied creating your own website or app? Learn the basics of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby and loads more with Codecademy’s free and clear online courses.

BBC iWonder

Lots of interesting free quizzes designed to help you learn more about yourself and the world.