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Distance Learning Courses

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 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

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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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

Get a head start with a course that introduces you to key counselling skills and gives you some understanding of what is required to become a counsellor. Working on different topics around this career field, you will get a taste of the theories, patients and personal skills required to work in these roles in healthcare.

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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 the society by enrolling on the 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. Adding this course to an individual's CV will add value.

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Falls Prevention Awareness TQUK Certificate Level 2 – C6695

Course Code: C6695

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 6 weeks
  • map 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 – C6712

Course Code: C6712

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 6 weeks
  • map 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. This course is a great addition to your CV and will help you towards a better knowledge of customer service.

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