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Top 25 online courses in the Philippines – June 2020

Online learning is becoming an increasingly popular way for people in the Philippines to improve their skills and knowledge. We take a look at the 25 most popular courses among learners in the Philippines.


The Philippines is home to one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. As such, online learning is becoming an increasingly popular way for people to improve their skills and knowledge. We take a look at the 25 most popular courses among learners in the Philippines. 


1. COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted all corners of the world over the last few months. As such, it’s little surprise that our course on COVID-19 has remained one of our most popular ones since it launched in March. It explores the latest on what we know about the virus and how we can address it going forward.

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2. Create a Professional Online Presence

In this digital age, many of us have an online presence of some sort. Yet how we present ourselves in this digital space can impact our personal and professional lives. As such, it’s essential to learn how to exist online without affecting your employability. With our course on creating a professional online presence, you can do exactly that. It covers the key concepts related to this area and gives you the skills to evaluate and change your own online presence.

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3. Essential Skills for Your Career Development

Our personal and professional development is an ongoing learning experience. If you’re hoping to progress in your career, it’s important you have the right tools and knowledge to do so. With our course covering the essential skills for your career development, you’ll learn about how to set goals, build networks, and deal with change. All of these areas can help you meet your career ambitions.

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4. Introduction to Business Management

Business managers need a range of skills to be successful. Whether it’s for managing people, money, projects or information, you’ll need to show leadership, problem-solving, communication and other key skills. This course allows you to explore the basics of managing yourself and others in a professional setting. So, whether you’re in a new position of responsibility or hope to one day be in one, this is the course for you.

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5. Understanding Fashion: From Business to Culture

Fashion is a concept that plays a significant role in our cultures. It’s also an industry that’s at the forefront of social trends and creativity. From a business point of view, there are many different aspects of the fashion industry to explore. So, if you want to learn about the cultural and business side of fashion from experts and trend-setters, you need this course.

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6. Introduction to Psychology: The History and Science of Psychology

Psychology is an area of science that impacts many areas of our lives. It’s a fascinating subject that covers a diverse range of topics. If you’ve always wondered where the origins of the discipline started, our course on the history and science of psychology explores the emergence of this field.

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7. How To Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many students and teachers have been forced to use virtual teaching methods. Although a convenient means of continuing education, there are some challenges for teachers. This course can help you to develop plans to make sure your students continue to thrive. It gives you the chance to learn techniques for keeping your students engaged and working during your online classes.

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8. Digital Skills: Digital Marketing

The internet has changed the way we shop. As such, marketers have to adapt their strategies to ensure they keep up with the latest trends. Digital marketing is fast becoming an essential digital skill, and this course explores why that is. It also introduces some of the techniques that digital marketers use and how you can integrate these techniques into business settings. 

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9. Creating Digital Content

We all consume huge amounts of digital content each day. This includes things like news articles, social media posts, videos, podcasts and other forms of content. This creation of news and media is something that can impact both your personal and professional life. So, if you’ve always wanted to know how to create a social media campaign or create compelling online content, this program can help you. 

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10. Understanding IELTS

When it comes to testing your knowledge of the English language, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is the gold standard of tests. It gives you the chance to prove your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in an accurate way. It’s also widely used by those looking to study or work abroad in an English-speaking country. This program explores each area in detail. 

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11. Basic English 1: Elementary

English is one of the main languages used in the Philippines. It’s commonly used in commerce, law, and education. As such, a good understanding of the language can bring all kinds of personal and professional benefits. With this course, you can work on your English language for everyday situations, as well as improve your listening skills.  

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12. Becoming Career Smart: How to Sell Yourself

We all have skills and abilities that we use every day without thinking about it. Many of these transferable skills can be used when it comes to changing your job or career path. However, we’re not always that good at identifying our own strengths. Our course on how to sell yourself will give you the tools you need to identify your own successes and reflect on your strengths and weaknesses. 

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13. Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Personality

In our Introduction to Psychology courses, you can explore some of the fundamentals of this fascinating subject. This particular course focuses on the variety of factors that shape our personalities. You’ll learn about behaviourism, humanism and personality traits, as well as some of the theories and approaches that have shaped the subject. It also gives you the chance to explore how personalities are measured. 

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14. Digital Skills: User Experience

User Experience (UX) is the exploration of how users interact with digital interfaces. Touching on areas of psychology, analytics, and technology, it’s an intriguing subject with many applications. With this course, you’ll learn about the foundations of UX design, as well as what good and bad user experiences look like. Additionally, you’ll learn about the types of tools and testing methods that UX designers commonly utilise. 

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15. Leading Culturally Diverse Teams in the Workplace

Philippine society is diverse and complex. Many workplaces in the country reflect this diversity, making it important to understand the benefits of multicultural teams. If you’re someone who works or is a leader in a culturally diverse team, it’s essential to have a grasp of this matter. Doing so can help you bring out the potential of those working around you. 

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16. Teaching for Success: Lessons and Teaching

Teaching English is a rewarding and fulfilling career. However, as with the teaching of any subject, it’s important that you keep on top of your continuing professional development. With this course from the British Council, you can look for ideas on planning and managing lessons, as well as how technology can help in the classroom. You’ll learn from experienced teachers, and focus on how to identify your professional development needs. 

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17. Introduction to Cognitive Psychology: An Experimental Science

When we talk about cognitive psychology, we’re referring to the study of the internal workings of the mind. It’s a fascinating subject that explores a variety of different topics. With this introductory course, you’ll take a look at two fundamental areas – reasoning and thinking and mental imagery. You’ll also delve into how to run an experiment in the field of psychology. 

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18. Managing COVID-19 in Primary Care

Health workers across the world are fighting on the front lives against the novel coronavirus. As the virus continues to impact healthcare systems, it’s essential for these key workers to understand the ins and outs of how it works. Experts at St George’s University of London guide you through this course, looking at the symptoms and signs of COVID-19, as well as how it’s being managed. 

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19. Digital Skills: Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is fast becoming more than just a sci-fi trope. Across the world, including in the Philippines, AI systems are changing the way we live and work. This advanced technology is helping with coral conservation across the country’s coast and has also recently begun answering calls for call centre businesses. Learning about the present and future of technology could give you the foundations for further learning in this area. 

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20. Basic English 2: Pre-Intermediate

As one of the largest English-speaking nations on the planet, the majority of people in the Philippines can speak it to some degree. As such, having a high level of ability, it’s a sought-after skill. With this intermediate course, you can build on your existing knowledge and grow your speaking, listening and writing abilities. Whether for fun or for your career development, it could be a valuable course to take. 

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21. Advanced Precalculus: Geometry, Trigonometry and Exponentials

If you’re hoping to take a course in calculus, it’s essential to first build your knowledge in advanced mathematical skills. With this advanced precalculus course, you can do exactly that. You’ll learn about topics, including plane and solid geometry, as well as trigonometric functions and identities. It’s a four-week course requiring just five hours’ of study each week. 

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22. Next Generation Biosecurity: Responding to 21st Century Biorisks

The term biosecurity refers to a set of practices aimed at preventing the spread or introduction of harmful organisms. These measures help prevent the spread of disease to people, animals and plants. With the current spread of COVID-19, it’s a subject that’s increasingly relevant. This course from the University of Bath introduces biosecurity and the threats and challenges we face. It also outlines some of the ways scientists are responding to these threats. 

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23. Understanding IELTS: Reading

The IELTS exam contains four sections. Each one requires a certain approach, and our courses on understanding IELTS goes into details on each. When it comes to reading, you’ll explore the types of texts you’ll read in the exam. From here, you can build strategies to help you cope with the exam and with texts you’ll meet in the real world. 

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24. Driving Value from Data

The world is driven by data. Both our personal and professional lives are impacted by the vast amounts of information we create. From a business point of view, companies can drive real value from this data. However, it’s a subject that’s often misunderstood. This course explores how organisations use data and how you can add value to a business by using it. 

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25. English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development

There are somewhere between 120 and 187 languages spoken in the Philippines. Filipino and English are the two official languages of the country, and there is an emphasis on learning English as a second language. This course is aimed at parents and practitioners and explores ways to foster English as an additional language.  

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