I'm attempting a crash course in Blender currently. Teach yourself style. Here are some links I've found useful. But here's a warning, Blender is quite complex in parts and too often the tutorials and/or forum posts leave out the most basic essential information. This leads to endless scrabbling around the inter-web looking for the tiniest dropped morsel of Blender wisdom left over for the beginners and laymen. Speak English brothers! Never understood the need for excessive jargon... especially inside of a tutorial.
UV Texturing Tutorial - No this does NOT have anything to do with ultra-violet light.
Blender Noob to Pro - very basic, but that tends to be the best place to start.
I'll add more later.