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.

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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Scholarships & Job Placement

This year we’re funding more than 100 scholarships to accredited associate-level degree programmes from leading universities. 

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
  • Find out more

Digital Marketing: Digital Marketers leverage digital tools, including paid online advertising campaigns, landing pages on websites, emailing campaigns, search engine optimization (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
  • Available start date: Autumn 2020

Digital Project Manager: Are responsible for coordinating the launch of a range of digital projects like: corporate websites; mobile apps; e-commerce platforms; software projects; and many more! You will be in charge of ensuring the project runs smoothly, making sure it is completed on time, within the planned budget, and the quality of the delivered project is guaranteed. 

Python Developer: in charge of developing software using the Python programming language. They are generally focused on the back end of websites or software applications, i.e., the architecture, unlike front-end developers, who manage the visual aspects. Python is one of the fast-growing languages and developers are in high demand.  

Hear from last year’s scholars to find out how they balanced study with riding for Deliveroo.

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, but it must take at least 6 hours to complete. 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 then select which riders will be awarded scholarships and get in touch with the 2020 winners.

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