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Upskill for free with our online courses!*

Study from home or work with one of our FREE* online distance learning courses. Whether you’re looking to add something extra to your CV, gain new knowledge in an area of interest or progress in your current job, we may have a course to suit you.

 

Find your perfect course by sector

  1. Business & Admin
  2. Care Services
  3. Digital
  4. Education & Childcare
  5. Health & Science
  6. Sales, Marketing & Procurement
  7. Miscellaneous
 

Frequently asked questions

Are the courses really free?

  • If you're 19+ and have lived in the in the EU for the past 3 years then yes, they are free, you just need to complete them within 12 weeks or pay a £100 fee.

What are online distance courses?

  • These are courses that are delivered entirely online. Accessible at any time and from any smart device-mobile or computer. The unrivalled flexibility of distance and online learning means that you can learn a range of qualifications from the comfort of your own home.

Are distance courses recognised?

  • Distance online courses are a great way to learn about something that interests you and gain knowledge in a specific area. Some courses are accredited with an awarding body but not all. You will need to check this prior to enrolling.

How does online distance learning work?

  •  Online distance learning works by delivering course material, seminars and resources over the internet so you can access them from anywhere. Sometimes, the materials may also be emailed to you. You don't need an expensive computer or mobile device to start access, but you do need a reliable internet connection.

What courses can I do online?

  • There is a wide range of courses available to study online in diverse subject areas from quick short course to degree programmes. Most of our courses are short with new ones added regularly. If you don’t see an online course you’re interested, let us know about it here.

 

 *Terms and conditions apply - read more here

 

Online Courses Enrolling Now 

 

 

Business Admin

These business and admin courses are designed to enhance your CV, learn new skills, or even just bolster an existing skillset.

 

 

Course Title
Level
Awarding Body
Cost
Link
Principles Of Customer Service Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Principles Of Team Leading Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Business And Administration Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Lean Organisation Management Techniques Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Working With Individuals With Learning Disabilities Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Creating A Business Start-Up Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Leadership And Management Level 3 City & Guilds £1987 Read More

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Care Services

The care service gives people a meaningful career where you'll really make an impact on people's lives, learn more about it with our online courses.

 

 

Course Title
Level
Awarding Body
Cost
Link
Understanding The Safe Handling Of Medication In Health And Social Care Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More 
Customer Service For Health And Social Care Settings Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Understanding Mental Health First Aid And Mental Health Advocacy In The Workplace Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Counselling Skills Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
End Of Life Care Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Understanding Autism Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Principles Of End Of Life Care Level 3 NCFE Free* Read More
Preparing To Work In Adults Social Care Level 3 NCFE £811

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Catering Hospitality

Enhance your digital skills with these essential courses! 

 

 

Course Title
Level
Awarding Body
Cost
Link
Data Protection And Data Security Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Digital Skills For Work Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More

 

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Education Childcare

 If you work in the education sector, these are the courses for you!

 

 

Course Title
Level
Awarding Body
Cost
Link
Preparing To Work In Schools Level 1 NCFE Free* Read More
Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Understanding Children And Young Peoples Mental Health Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Understanding Behaviour That Challenges Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Adverse Childhood Experience Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Information, Advice And Guidance Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Early Years Workforce Level 3 NCFE Free* Read More
         

 

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Health Science

Have the previous lockdowns got you wanting to learn more about your health - these are the courses for you.

 

 

Course Title
Level
Awarding Body
Cost
Link
Awareness Of Mental Health Problems Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Cleaning Principles Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Improving Personal Exercise Health And Nutrition Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More

 

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Sales2C Marketing Procurement

Learn essential business skills with these online courses.

 

 

Course Title
Level
Awarding Body
Cost
Link
Retail Operations Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More

 

 *Terms and conditions apply - read more here

 

 

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Miscellaneous 

 

Course Title
Level
Awarding Body
Cost
Link
Safeguarding In A Learning Environment Level 1 NCFE Free* Read More
Equality And Diversity Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Understanding Safeguarding And Prevent Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More
Warehousing And Storage Level 2 NCFE Free* Read More

 

*Terms and conditions apply - read more here

 

 

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Terms and conditions

If you're 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past 3 years, your course/s will be free - you just need to complete it/them within 12 weeks or pay a £100 administration fee if you don’t. The courses are designed to be completed in 12 weeks, approximately 4 hours per week will be required to complete all units. If you can commit to more, the qualification can be completed more quickly. The funding for this course comes from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. We can claim this on your behalf if you live in England, except for those living in Greater London or any of the other devolved authorities (Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, West of England, West Midlands, the Tees Valley and Cambridge & Peterborough), in which case you should find a College nearer to home to provide your course.

 

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