Google Career Certificates
Flexible online training programmes designed to earn job-ready skills in high-growth career fields such as Data Analytics, Digital Marketing & E-commerce, IT Support, Project Management, and UX Design, available on Coursera.org. No relevant experience or degree required.
Why Google Career Certificates?
Helping everyone unlock new job opportunities
No experience necessary
Learn job-ready skills, with no degree or relevant experience required.
Learn at your own pace
Complete the online programme on your own terms.
Stand out to employers
Make your CV stand out with a Google Career Certificate.
In Ireland, Google is providing 1,000 need-based scholarships free of charge.
Earn a certificate in high-growth career fields
Help to access learning
To help everyone access learning, we are providing 1,000 scholarships across Ireland through our partners: City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) with the aid of St Andrew’s Resource Centre
As a Google Career Certificate learner, you will get charged a standard Coursera monthly fee for your country for taking one certificate depending on how long it takes for you to complete all certificate courses.
Google has also funded scholarships for Google Career Certificates across EMEA, which will be distributed by Grow with Google partners and Google.org grantees. The Google Career Certificate Scholarship Program gives you access to take the certificate courses free of charge as long as you are in receipt of the scholarship.
You do not need any experience in your chosen certificate field to take Google Career Certificates. In fact, these certificate programmes are designed to provide you with job-ready skills with no required degree or experience in 3-6 months. However, you might need to meet criteria set by the Google Career Certificate scholarship distributor in your country so we’d suggest you check directly with them.
Google Career Certificates are completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your instructional videos, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
After you receive your Google Career Certificate, make sure to add this accomplishment to your CV and your LinkedIn page. Then start looking up roles you would like to get or companies you would like to work for relating to the skills you have acquired, and when you see a role that you like the sound of, apply.
Finishing a Google Career Certificate will give you complimentary access to the Big Interview portal (EN only) which can help you prepare for job search and interviews. You can also use Google’s Interview Warmup (EN only) to practise for interviews in your selected certificate field.
The short answer is yes. You will need to upload a copy of a valid Government issued ID. The uploaded file will then be reviewed and verified by Coursera and once it’s been approved, you’ll be able to [once you have finished all the courses within your chosen certificate programme] download your digital certificate. If you are a scholarship recipient and have issues in providing a valid Government issued ID, please speak to your scholarship programme administrator.
More information about how to verify your ID can be found here.
You can take most Google Career Certificates using a browser or Coursera app but some modules in IT Support and UX Design will require you to download some applications that work only on PC/Mac.
Google Career Certificates were designed and built by subject-matter experts and senior practitioners at Google from each of the job fields. Every certificate has been created to equip learners with theoretical and practical knowledge and real-life problem-solving skills to support you to be successful in an entry-level job. Expert industry organisations and platforms - like the Project Management Institute for project management, Tableau for data analytics, and Figma for UX design, to name a few - consulted and collaborated on material.
Coursera is a global online learning platform that offers access to online courses, and while our Certificates are hosted on their platform, Coursera is not part of Google or Alphabet.