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Distance Learning Courses

Distance Learning

We run a huge variety of distance learning courses – where you learn at home or work instead of coming into college. Learning materials provided for you to access at home or work, giving you the freedom and control to learn from anywhere and anytime. We offer various courses in subjects such as business, healthcare, team leading, and advice and guidance.

Our level 2 courses are free * (if you are 19-24 years old, you must have a full level 2 qualification already to be eligible for free funding). Contact us if you need more information on funding.

* subject to eligibility criteria

Who are Leicester College’s distance learning courses for?

Distance learning courses are suitable for people who like to learn independently. Distance learning is an excellent option that can provide you with the necessary flexibility for learning at your own pace. You are empowered to organise your own schedule because you can choose where and when you want to study. Distance learning is useful if you want to gain qualifications from somewhere else in the world and do not want to travel. The costs of distance learning courses at Leicester College are mainly free of charge to those who qualify for funding, however, some courses have a fee.

There is a huge range of courses to choose from, including:

  • Health and social care
  • Business administration
  • Customer service
  • Team leading and management
  • Equality and diversity
  • Information, advice and guidance

Further Information

By studying through a distance learning course, you do not have to put your life on hold to get the qualification and skills you want. You will gain plenty of one-to-one contact and social interaction during the course to reassure you and get updates on your progression.

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Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People Level 2 Certificate – C7281

Course Code: C7281

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 6 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

While studying from home, develop your understanding of when and where bullying occurs, how it can affect children and young people and what you can do to help prevent bullying.

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Awareness of Mental Health Problems TQUK Certificate Level 2 – C6705

Course Code: C6705

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 12 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

With mental illness at a significant high, this course gives you an insight on identifying signs and symptoms, understanding the possible impact on the individual and others around them and how to support the individual. Take this course to enhance your career or to better understand factors when caring for someone with mental ill-health.

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Behaviour that Challenges in Children Level 2 Certificate – C7283

Course Code: C7283

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

Develop your skills in being a childcare provider and further your understanding of the behaviours that can be challenging in children. This distance learning course can be completed at home in your own time.

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Caring for the Elderly Level 2 Certificate – C7284

Course Code: C7284

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

This distance learning course is ideal for anyone who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of caring for the elderly. Legislation, common conditions, risk assessments and communication are all covered in this informative course. You will have the support of an experienced tutor guiding you through the process.

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Certificate in Understanding Common Childhood Illness level 2 – C6511

Course Code: C6511

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

This qualification looks at signs and symptoms to look out for and how to support and monitor an unwell child. It is a great qualification for anyone working with children or for a parent or guardian wanting to know more. Everything is completed from home meaning you can plan your study around your commitments.

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Common Health Conditions TQUK Certificate Level 2 – C6706

Course Code: C6706

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

This course is ideal for you if you're interested in learning more about common health conditions, the signs and symptoms to look out for and how to effectively contribute to monitoring individuals affected by such conditions. Study around your existing commitments and at your own pace to enhance your knowledge whilst gaining a qualification.

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Confidence and Well-being Online – C7276

Course Code: C7276

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    2.3 hours per week
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

Improve your mental health and wellbeing with this friendly and supportive 8-week online course, focused on the concept of mindfulness. You will learn the basic principles of mindfulness and meditation and how to build them positively into your everyday life.

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Counselling Skills TQUK Certificate Level 2 – C6693

Course Code: C6693

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

Are you interested in a career in counselling? This course could be a great starting point for you as it introduces you to key counselling skills and gives you some understanding of what is required to become a counsellor.

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Equality and Diversity TQUK Certificate Level 2 – C6711

Course Code: C6711

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 6 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

Champion equality and diversity in the community, the workplace and society by enrolling onto this course. Understand the 9 protected characteristics and learn the importance of promoting, implementing and maintaining a diverse environment. A very interesting and valued course and qualification.

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