Online course run by universities from around the world. Many are aimed at the novice so even if you know nothing about the topic it is very accessible. Courses are available that link directly with a subject/ topic eg Cardiovascular Disease could link to A level Biology or A level Physical Education. There are also courses which may be of personal interest eg Managing your investments or that are purely something you would like to know about eg History of the Tudors.
All courses have a set start date. They run for between 3-8 weeks and usually require between 3-4 hours of study a week. Most courses are a series of online chapters either in text form or video presentations. There are both compulsory and optional activities that need completing. At the end of each week there is a small online test to check your understanding (don’t worry you can redo the question you get wrong!).
At the end of the course students can purchase a “certificate of participation” if wanted but could also evidence it by taking a screen shot or just by keeping a record of completion (course title/ dates).
These courses could provide an excellent addition to your CV or application.