Distance Learning

Overview

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. We offer courses in subjects such as business, healthcare, team leading, and advice and guidance.

Who are Leicester College’s distance learning courses for?

Distance learning courses are suitable for people who like to learn independently. They are able to set their own pace of study and choose where and when they want to study. Distance learning is useful if you want to gain qualifications from somewhere else in the world and don’t want to travel. The costs of distance learning courses at Leicester College are mainly below £100 however there are higher priced courses depending on what you want to study.

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

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

Further Information

By studying through a distance learning course you don’t have to put your life on hold to get the qualification 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.

Awareness of Mental Health Problems Certificate level 2

Course Code: C4348

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    12.5 hours per week
  • Duration 12 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

This distance learning course is for people aged 19 and over and gives you the flexibility to study without attending college. The qualification is ideal for those who just want to better understand mental health issues or for those working within the sector looking to learn more. This is our most popular distance learning course […]

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Business Administration Knowledge Certificate level 2

Course Code: C4635

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • Duration 12 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

This short distance learning course is ideal for anyone aged 19 and over with an interest in the responsibilities involved in a business administration role. By exploring the principles of a business environment, you will develop a competitive knowledge about this sector which can help you start a new career or progress within a current […]

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Care Planning Certificate level 2

Course Code: C4633

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    12 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

This distance learning course is for people aged 19 and over and is designed to give learners the knowledge required to record in and follow person-centred care plans, achieving the best possible outcomes for individuals. Learners should already be working within the care sector and have experience of accessing and recording in individuals care plans. […]

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Common Health Conditions Certificate level 2

Course Code: C4343

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    10 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

This distance learning course is ideal for anyone aged 19 and over already working in, or intending to work in, the healthcare sector. It is also suitable for anyone who wishes to further understand a variety of common health conditions they may encounter among people in their care. Carrying out this course demonstrates a willingness […]

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Counselling Skills Certificate level 2

Course Code: C6302

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

A great course to do if you are looking to progress your personal development and increase your understanding of counselling skills theories. This is a knowledge-based course, is for people aged 19 and over, with a small practical exercise to complete. For this element you will have to upload a video of yourself conducting a […]

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Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings NCFE Certificate level 2

Course Code: C5554

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    10 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

This is a distance learning course for people aged 19 and over that covers customer service within the health and social care sector has never before had a qualification specifically related just to that. This course will open up learners awareness to just how important it is to see the patient as the customer too. […]

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Equality and Diversity Certificate level 2

Course Code: C3417

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

For people aged 19 and over, this distance learning course is suitable for all adult learners. The course looks at how to support principles of equality and diversity within work settings, the community and in a social setting. The Equality Act is covered in detail along with the positive impact on individuals and communities of […]

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Information, Advice or Guidance Certificate level 2

Course Code: C3140

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    12 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

For people aged 19 and over this distance learning course identifies the difference between information, advice, and guidance (IAG) and asks learners to reflect on how their role in this can differ depending on the situation as well as how important it is to understand and stick to your own capabilities. You should be working […]

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Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Certificate level 2

Course Code: C5542

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    10 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • Campus DISTANCE

This is a distance learning course for people who are 19 and over. Throughout this qualification you will explore how children’s development can be influenced by various factors and gain an understanding of the important safeguarding responsibilities of those who care for children and young people. You will also discover the importance of activities, play […]

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