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.

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. 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 free of charge to those who qualify for funding however there are some courses that 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 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 TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C6705

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    12.5 hours per week
  • Duration 12 weeks
  • 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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Common Health Conditions Certificate level 2

Course Code: C4343

Key Information

  • 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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Common Health Conditions TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C6706

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    10 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • 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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Counselling Skills TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C6693

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    9 hours per week
  • Duration 9 weeks
  • 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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Customer Service for Health and Social Care Settings NCFE Certificate level 2

Course Code: C5554

Key Information

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

Are you looking to start or enhance your career in the health and social care sector? This course is perfect for you. Fit your study around existing commitments and learn at your own pace while expanding your knowledge of customer service, communication and understanding specific needs. Free for people who are 19 and over.

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Equality and Diversity TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C6711

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    7 hours per week
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • 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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Falls Prevention Awareness TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C6695

Key Information

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

In this course, you will learn to be more aware of risk contributors to falls, how to manage and assess falls and how to reduce the risk of a fall. This course is great for anyone working or seeking work in a healthcare or social care setting or for anyone who is caring for a relative or friend.

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Information Advice or Guidance TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C6712

Key Information

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

Most roles require effective communication and this course explores the difference between providing information, advice and guidance and how best to execute each method in order to develop your interaction skills.

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Introducing Caring for Children and Young People TQUK Certificate Level 2

Course Code: C6697

Key Information

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

This course will introduce you to childcare and explores the many factors that influence a child's development and wellbeing. Study this course around your existing commitments and gain a qualification to help start your career in childcare.

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