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Distance Learning

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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English Language Online GCSE level 2 – C6663

Course Code: C6663

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 02 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • map Campus DISTANCE

If you're looking to improve on your grade or take an English GCSE for the first time, this distance learning course will help you towards your goals with added flexibility. Come into your exam fully prepared, as well as building your written and spoken English skills for progression in further education and employment.

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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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B – ESOL and Health and Social Care Certificate level 1 – C1628

Course Code: C1628

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Ross Walk

Whilst developing your reading, writing and language skills in English, this course also gives you the opportunity to gain a qualification in care. During this course, you’ll learn all about how to care for others of different ages from young children to the elderly, communication skills and enhance your employability skills.

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Basic Skincare and Make-Up Online – C7277

Course Code: C7277

Key Information

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

Join this weekly online course to learn the essential skills for applying make-up as well as understanding how to look after your skin. You will explore what the best methods are for your skin type as well as developing your chosen style and methods of application.

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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

In this course, you will build your skill set in order to become a childcare provider. The main aim will be to understand the different and challenging behaviours children can express. The distance learning course will go into detail and explore childrens' mental health in order to widen your knowledge and deal with challenging scenarios.

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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

Squash those nagging worries as a first-time parent or childcare giver by taking a course that will help you identify common illnesses in young children. With the flexibility to study from home, around work or your personal schedule, this course will cover a wide range of topics that will help you personally or professionally.

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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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