Distance Learning Courses

Our online courses are currently FREE and are perfect for continual professional development (CPD), gaining new skills for personal interest, progressing your career, or to boost your CV.

There's no better time to learn something new and, with our flexible online courses, you can study easily from the safety of your own home and at your own pace. You will also be assigned a personal tutor who will be available to support you.

All of our distance learning courses are nationally accredited qualifications with on-demand start dates so you can start at any time! Plus there's no exams!

“Distance Learning courses are a perfect learning style for me as they are so flexible and fit around my other life commitments. With City College there’s also someone real to contact if I need support.” - Julie Spencer, Distance Learning

FREE online courses available

Click on the links below for course information and to apply. Note - you may only enrol onto one course at a time.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Gain the understanding and skills you need to best support children and young people affected by adverse childhood experiences. Ideal if you work in sectors such as: teaching, nursing, healthcare, social care, public services, education or training.

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Autism

Develop your understanding of autism and learn how to best support individuals with autism. Ideal if you work in sectors such as: nursing, healthcare, social care, leisure, entertainment, education or training.

This course is offered at both level level 2 and level 3.

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Behaviour that Challenges

Understand the common causes and triggers of behaviour that challenges and develop effective communication skills, support strategies and de-escalation techniques. Suitable for anyone wanting to learn how to respond to incidences of behaviour they may find challenging. 

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Business Administration

Learn more about the skills and knowledge required to work in different environments within a business administration role, including managing information and supporting events. Suitable for anyone currently working in or aspiring to work in an administrative role.

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Care and Management of Diabetes

Understand the different types of diabetes, how these occur, prevention and early intervention of Type 2 diabetes, care and treatments, and learn how to effectively manage diabetes including controlling blood sugar levels. Suitable for anyone working in healthcare or those who have a personal interest in understanding the care and management of diabetes.

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Care Planning

Learn about person-centred thinking, planning and reviews and gain the knowledge required to facilitate working with individuals to carry out activities specified in their care or support plan. Suitable for anyone looking to enter into or progress within employment in a variety of job roles where an understanding of care planning is required.

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Common Childhood Illnesses

Enhance your knowledge of common childhood illnesses, recognising symptoms, and learn how to best support the development and wellbeing of infants and children you support and care for. Perfect for those working with children in an early years setting.

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Customer Service

Gain the knowledge and skills required to provide customer service excellence in a range of working environments. Units include effective communication, resolving problems and managing customer relations. Ideal for anyone working in a customer-facing role, or looking to gain employment in a role which requires customer service skills.

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Dementia Care

Develop your knowledge and understanding to best support and care for those with dementia. Units cover dementia awareness, person-centred care, positive communication, administration of medication, and benefits of engaging activities. Suitable for anyone working in health or social care, or those who have a personal interest in dementia care.

This course is offered at both level level 2 and level 3.

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Digital Skills

With remote working and online shopping becoming part of the ‘new normal’, our reliance on digital skills is now greater than ever before.

These qualifications will enable you to demonstrate an understanding of, and competency in, digital literacy skills. It will help you to progress to a work role where digital skills are required and will develop your confidence in using digital technologies.

This course is offered at both level 1 and level 2.

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Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care

Increase your knowledge and understanding of the key principles of dignity, duty of care and safeguarding as applied to adult health and social care. Ideal if you're working with, or intending to work with, vulnerable adults in the health and social care sectors.

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End of Life Care

Understand the skills surrounding the care of patients, friends and families during this sensitive time of life. Learn how to work in end of life care, how to provide support, impact of dementia, role of care work in time of death, and the loss and grief process. Suitable for those working in healthcare or adult social care, or for anyone who is caring for a loved one during their final stages of life.

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Falls Prevention

Increase your awareness and understanding of falls, assessing risks, and learn how to best manage falls and fall prevention. Ideal if you work or aspire to work in a healthcare or social care environment, or if you have friends or family members who have an increased tendency to falls.

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Information Advice & Guidance

Gain the knowledge required and build confidence in your ability to effectively fulfil your role as a provider of information, advice or guidance (IAG). Ideal for anyone currently working, or looking to work, within an IAG role.

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Lean Organisation Management Techniques

Develop an understanding of lean organisation techniques in business, enhance your knowledge and understanding of business improvement tools and techniques, and learn what makes an effective team including how to handle conflict. Perfect for team leaders and/or project managers wanting to improve business performance.

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Mental Health Awareness

Improve your awareness and understanding of mental health, including causes of mental distress and how mental health problems can be best managed and treated. Suitable for anyone working with or interacting with individuals with mental health issues, or for those who have a personal interest in mental health awareness.

This course is offered at both level level 2 and level 3.

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Nutrition & Health

Gain a solid understanding of nutrition and healthy eating, enabling you to progress or pursue employment within healthcare, sport and recreation, exercise and fitness, or hospitality and catering. Suitable for anyone interested in improving their understanding of nutrition and healthy eating (e.g. parents, carers, catering staff, healthcare workers, fitness instructors, and students).

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Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings

Develop your knowledge of the importance of infection control, the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive and the ways that they can be spread, as well as methods used to prevent and control any spread of infection. Suitable for those working, or aspiring to work, in health care settings.

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Retail Operations

Develop your understanding of the different operational aspects of working in retail, including effective customer service and teamwork, sales, stock control and consumer law. Perfect for those new to or seeking employment in the retail sector.

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Safeguarding and Prevent

Develop your knowledge and awareness of the Prevent Duty, safeguarding and online safety, including how best to recognise and reduce risks. Ideal if you're working in, or plan to work in, a job role with a responsibility for safeguarding others. 

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Team Leading

Acquire the fundamental knowledge and understanding to successfully lead a team. Learn the principles of team leading and develop an understanding of business, performance management, effective communications including handling conflict. Suitable for anyone currently working in a team leading role or aspiring to working in a team leading or supervisory role.

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Warehousing & Storage

Gain the knowledge you will need to work effectively in a warehouse, including processing of orders, receiving and storage of goods, stock control methods and updating records. it also includes customer service within the warehouse environment. Suitable for anyone currently working or seeking employment in logistics, warehousing and storage.

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Working with Children & Young People with Mental Health Needs

Increase your knowledge of children and young people’s mental health, mental health problems commonly associated with children and young people, the impact of mental ill-health on children and young people, and support available to maintain mental wellbeing in children and young people. Suitable for anyone with a personal interest, particularly those seeking or new to work in the health and social care or education sectors.

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Working with People with Mental Health Needs

Increase your awareness of the role of the mental health worker and better understand the process and approaches involved in the care and support of those who experience mental health problems. Suitable for those working in the health or social care sector and enables progression to other relevant healthcare qualifications.

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