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Online learning is a way of learning remotely without attending lessons in a classroom or having regular face to face contact with a tutor. This means you can study at home, at a time that suits you, with the freedom to revisit areas of the course as little or as much as you like without having to keep the same pace as others. Our flexible start dates mean your course starts when you apply and receive your welcome email. This normally takes around 48 working hours so only apply when you are ready to start as we don’t like to keep our students waiting!

Once you are successful with your application you will be invited to join an online induction along with an AI recording of the induction. You will also be allocated one of our highly experienced and friendly tutors.

Each qualification may vary in the expected length of time for you to complete your qualification that your funding will allow for.

  • Level 2 – 15 Weeks*
  • Level 3 – 20 Weeks

Our online courses allow you to study around current commitments such as work, family and hobbies, and is a cost-effective way to learn, saving costs incurred in travelling.

The below level 2 courses we allow 20 weeks due to the size of the qualification.

Business Administration
Mental Health Awareness
Team Leading
Customer Service
Principles of Dementia Care
Working in Adult Social Care

Key information regarding online learning courses

  • Most of our online courses are fully funded and accredited at Level 2 or 3, but we also offer a selection of costed short CPD courses.
  • You will need a laptop or PC to complete these courses.
  • Online learning allows for completely bespoke professional development packages, helping you achieve your career goals.
  • These online courses can take up to 12 weeks for a learner who employed full time, studying approximately 6 hours per week; your assessor can offer you support with your time management.

Our accredited Level 2 online courses are government funded, and free to most adults*

Our courses include fully accredited qualifications from either NCFE or TQUK. Upon successful completion of your course, you will be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification and an e-certificate to confirm successful completion.

Automated online learning with online assessment submission deadlines help keep you up to date and within your funding expected end date. You will have access to a dedicated tutor to give you advice and support as and when you need it.

Please note that once you have enrolled with us that there is a £100 administration fee to be paid if you do not complete your course within your expected end date and access to the platform will be rescinded.

Online Enrolment

Who are these courses for?

Professionals

Ideal for those already on their career path but wish to gain qualifications, skills and knowledge to help them in their current job role or even develop towards career promotion. Our accredited Level 2 online courses are also FREE, fully-funded, for those who work and want to up-skill. Non-accredited CPD online courses are also available for only £30.

Employers

Ideal for companies looking for CPD solutions for their employees. Our new range of FREE, fully-funded, Level 2 courses could be instrumental in your approach to talent development and staff training. We also offer a series of auto-assessed, short online courses that cost only £30 for each one and can be used for CPD.

Unemployed

Let us help you focus on retraining or up-skilling to gain the qualifications and confidence to get back into employment. Our accredited Level 2 and 3* online courses are FREE, fully-funded, for those who are unemployed, looking for work.

Hear what our students have to say

  • “I enjoyed learning about Autism in more depth. Which in turn has helped me understand my son who is autistic.”
  • “I loved the different formats for learning like interactive games, videos, written text and wider research.”
  • “Inspired me to carry on learning. Helped to kick start my learning skills. Melanie was very thorough and her feedback was excellent.”
  • “I was able to do it at my own time at my own pace, while running my household”
  • “I loved feeling my confidence grow every time I tackled a new assignment.”
  • “I learned what I needed to know to carry out my new job which starts in January.  I am now confident with working with neurodiverse youngsters and help them settle in and achieve their everyday work needs/requirements whilst taking into account their own individual needs.”

Need some more information – find answers to common questions in our FAQ below

Will I be eligible for course funding?

To be eligible for funding you must be aged 19 or over, have been living in the European Union for the last 3 years and have not previously completed the course you are wanting to enrol on. Other eligibility criteria may apply, but we can advise on receipt of your application.

What happens if I am an international student?

International students are very welcome to undertake any of our courses. For course costs please contact our international team at

What happens if I cannot complete the course?

If you are worried that you may not be able to finish your course, please contact our online administration team at Our team will be able to give you advise and support that may help. Please note that if you can’t complete the course, you may be liable to a £100 resource and administration fee.

*Level 3 qualifications are subject to additional eligibility checks

Do you offer Non-accredited online CPD courses?

Yes we also offer CPD non-accredited online courses for the small cost of £30 per course. The courses are wholly online and can be completed in 4- 10 hours depending on the programme.

Learn from your own home, in your own time. Access to award-winning learning materials and automated assessment, you will receive a college certificate upon completion. Please note that these courses are not subject to the time length as our funded courses

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