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Online Distance Learning Courses

Upskilling matters, now more than ever!  

We have a wide range of free online distance learning courses to keep you from twiddling your thumbs. These study-at-home courses can be done online, allowing you to work at your own pace.  

Our online and distance learning courses are ideal for employers looking to upskill their staff and also for individuals aiming to progress their career. We offer an online, flexible delivery option, designed to minimise costs and fit around your organisational and personal needs. You can also complete the course through a work booklet, which will give you time away from the screen. Learn more about the application and enrolment process by visiting our How to Apply page.

If you choose the free online courses with qualifications, you will receive access to our e-assessor platform, which is an extremely popular method due to its ease of use and flexibility; this allows learners to complete assessments via any internet-enabled device, anywhere, anytime.

Alternatively, we provide hard-copy resources, if you prefer to study offline. Once you have picked a course to study and completed the enrolment process, you will be provided with a study pack. The pack contains a number of knowledge books and assessment workbooks, dependent on the course you have chosen. You will read the knowledge books and then answer the questions in the assessment workbooks to show that you have gained the knowledge and understanding from the knowledge book. You can read more about the distance learning option here.


  • They’re flexible – study at a time and place that suit you
  • They’re free!*
  • They fit your lifestyle – the flexibility of our courses means you don’t have to attend college to gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • They’re attractive to employers: these courses are sought-after by employers as they are totally flexible
  • They’re fully accredited, nationally recognized Level 2 qualifications
  • It takes approximately 12 weeks to complete one
  • They’re available to start all year round

Our courses:

Embrace digital, enrol today and study online for free! 


Progression opportunities

If you wish to take your studies further, you can study online with our level 3 course!

Principles of Dementia Care – £399 (free** to those who don’t hold a Level 3 qualification)
Understanding Mental Health– £399 (free** to those who don’t hold a Level 3 qualification)
Understanding Autism – £399 (free** to those who don’t hold a Level 3 qualification)


  Enrol online today by choosing a course from the list below
✓  Once you have enrolled, an assessor will be assigned to you and contact you to arrange a quick telephone induction
  You will be provided with login details to our e-assessor platform where you will find your workbook that contains all the knowledge for your chosen qualification
  You then work through the qualification digitally and evidence your knowledge by writing your answers 
  Your assessor will approve the completion of the qualification and you will receive a certificate through the post

*For funding to make the course free for learners there is a criteria:
Learners must be a British, EU or EEA citizen, has been a permanent resident of the UK, EU or EEA for the whole of the previous three years and aged 19 or over. You must have an English postcode to qualify. Learners aged between 19 and 23, must also hold a Level 2 qualification and must be aged 19 at the start of the academic year for funding to apply.

**Learners must be aged 24 and over and must not hold an existing Level 3 qualification.

Funding applies to England postcodes – restrictions apply.

Have you enrolled and are studying a Distance Learning course? If you are looking for our Distance learning portal, click here and visit our online services.

Due to high demand, processing of enrolments could take up to 2 weeks. Our confirmation email may have landed in your spam folder, so please check all of your mailboxes.