SENA: Enhancing Vocational Skills with Free Courses in Colombia

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What is it?

SENA (Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje) is Colombia’s National Training Service, providing comprehensive technical and vocational education and training programs to enhance the skills and employability of students and professionals. Their courses are renowned for their quality and effectiveness, often compared favorably to traditional university programs.

Who needs it?

The ideal candidates for SENA registration are Colombian nationals or residents seeking to enhance their vocational skills. This includes recent high school graduates, professionals looking to upskill or change careers, and individuals from underrepresented communities who want to improve their employment prospects through targeted education and training.


  1. Visit the SENA Sofia Plus website:
  2. Create an account by providing your basic personal information.
  3. Verify your account via the link sent to your email.
  4. Log in to your account and search for available courses.
  5. Select the desired course and click on the ‘Enroll’ button.
  6. Complete the enrollment form with necessary details.
  7. Submit your enrollment form and wait for confirmation.

Required documents

  • Identification Document: National ID card or passport.
  • Academic Certification: High school diploma or equivalent, if required for the course.
  • Proof of Residency: Utility bill or lease agreement for residency proof.

Providers that can do it for you

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Additional details

  • SENA courses are free of charge for all Colombian citizens and residents.
  • Courses offered span various fields, including software development, culinary arts, and mechanical engineering.
  • SENA provides both in-person and online learning options to accommodate different needs.
  • SENA certifications are highly valued by employers in Colombia.


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