Funded Distance Learning Courses

Loughborough College has a fantastic range of funded** distance learning courses, from providers including The Skills Network, which you can study from the comfort of your own home.

These are self-study knowledge based short courses lasting 12-16 weeks, or earlier subject to your availability. Ideal opportunity for those self-isolating or furloughed to complete some continuing professional development or to simply learn about a subject of interest.

Depending on your chosen subject you will get the option of paper or online resources and assessment papers or a mix of both.

Easy Enrolment Process

  • Choose your subject and delivery method.

  • Send your details via the form below.

  • A member of the team will be in contact to complete your registration paperwork.

  • Resources, Assessment Papers and Tutor contact details allocated to you for an immediate start.

If you want to do more than one, as soon as you complete one you can move onto another.

Courses
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Step Into Health

Step into Health aims to help people of differing health and fitness levels to improve their wellbeing and empower them to achieve their own personal health objectives.

The programme focusses on three main areas: physical activity, nutrition and weight management and stress management. The interactive Step into Health programme recognises that lack of time can often be a barrier to health improvement and so all information is available both online and in workbook format, meaning this is accessible to you at all times.

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The Skills Network

  • Includes:

    • Boundaries and Responsibilities
    • Interaction Skills
    • Signposting and Referral
    • Barriers and how to overcome them
    • Skills for advice providers

  • Includes:

    • Healthy Eating
    • Nutritional Needs
    • Planning a Health Diary
    • Weight Management
    • Eating Disorders
    • Food Safety

  • Includes:

    • Understand How to Provide a Safe and Healthy Environment for Babies and Young Children
    • Understand Common Childhood Illnesses
    • Understand Health Emergencies and Specific Health Conditions in an Early Years Setting

  • Includes:

    • Childcare and Education
    • Babysitting
    • Parenting Responsibilities

  • Includes:

    • Falls in Context
    • The Risk Factors and Causes of Falls
    • Falls Assessment and Prevention
    • Managing Falls

  • Includes:

    • Understand Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties)
    • Understand the Effects of Specific Learning Difficulties
    • Understand the Diagnosis of Specific

  • Includes:

    • Understand Supporting Individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties
    • Understand the Context of Specific Learning Difficulties

  • Includes:

    • Understand the Prevent Duty
    • Understand Safeguarding
    • Understand Online Safety

  • Includes:

    • Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health in Context
    • Understand Factors which may Affect Children and Young People’s Mental Health
    • Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns
    • Understand the Impact of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns
    • Understand How to Support Children and Young People with Mental Health Concerns

  • Includes:

    • Understand Behaviours that Challenge
    • Understand How to Support Positive Behaviour
    • Understand the Importance of Effective Communication and the Management of Behaviour that Challenges
    • Understand the Role of Reflection andSupport for those Involved in Incidents of Behaviour that Challenges

  • Includes:

    • Equality and Diversity in Society
    • Equality and Diversity in the Community
    • Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

  • Includes:

    • Preparing to Deliver Customer Service in Health and Social Care Settings
    • Understand the Specific Needs of Customers Accessing Health and Social Care Services
    • Effective Communication for Health and Social Care
    • Teamwork in Health and Social Care Settings

  • Includes:

    • Principles of Customer Service and Delivery
    • Understand Customers
    • Understand Employer Organisations
    • Understand How to Communicate with Customers
    • Understand How to Develop Customer Relationships
    • Understand How to Resolve Problems and Deliver Customer Service to Challenging Customers
    • Understand How to Develop Working Relationships with Colleagues

  • Includes:

    • Principles of Customer Service in the Hospitality Sector
    • Understand Effective Teamwork in the Hospitality Sector
    • Understand Legislation and Guidance Relevant to the Hospitality Sector
    • Understand Professional Personal Standards in the Hospitality Sector

  • Includes:

    • Principles of Providing Administrative Services
    • Principles of Business Document Production and Information Management
    • Understand Communication in a Business Environment
    • Understand Employer Organisations
    • Understand How to Develop Working Relationships with Colleagues
    • Understand How to Carry Out Business Administration Tasks
    • Understand How to Store, Retrieve and Archive Information

  • Includes:

    • Understand Person-Centred Thinking and Planning
    • Care Planning for the Care Worker
    • Understanding Nutrition and Hydration in Health and Social Care Settings
    • Principles of Supporting an Individual to Maintain Personal Hygiene
    • Understanding Continence Care
    • Principles of Supporting Sleep

  • Includes:

    • Understand Diabetes
    • Prevention and Early Intervention of Type 2 Diabetes
    • Understand the Initial Care of Diabetes
    • Understand the Treatment and Management of Diabetes

  • Includes:

    • Understand how to communicate work related information
    • Understand Customers
    • Understand How to Deliver Customer Service and Resolve Problems
    • Understand How to Develop Working Relationships with Colleagues
    • Understand Health and Safety Procedures in the Workplace
    • Understand Personal Development

  • Includes:

    • Understand How to Work in End of Life Care
    • Care Planning in End of Life Care
    • Understand How to Provide Support to Manage Pain and Discomfort
    • End of Life Care and Dementia
    • Understanding the Role of the Care Worker in Time of Death
    • Understand Loss and Grief in End of Life Care

  • Includes:

    • Dementia Awareness
    • The Person Centred Approach to the Care and Support of Individuals with Dementia
    • Understand the Factors that can Influence Communication and Interaction with Individuals who have Dementia
    • Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care
    • Understand the Administration of Medication to Individuals with Dementia Using a Person Centred Approach
    • Understand Behaviour in the Context of Dementia
    • Understand the Benefits of Engaging in Activities in Social Care

  • Includes:

    • Introduction to Autism
    • Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individuals with Autism
    • Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism
    • Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism
    • Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism
    • Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives

  • Includes:

    • Understand Medication and Prescriptions
    • Supply, Storage and Disposal of Medication
    • Understand the Requirements for the Safe Administration of Medication
    • Record-Keeping and Audit Processes forMedication

  • Includes:

    • Principles of the Causes and Spread of Infection in Health Care Settings
    • Principles of the Importance of Personal Hygiene and Health in the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
    • Principles of Decontamination, Cleaning and Waste Management in Health Care Settings
    • Principles of Infection Prevention and Control in a Health Care Setting

  • Includes:

    • Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
    • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
    • Introduction to Personalisation in Social Care
    • Principles of Positive Risk Taking for Individuals with Disabilities
    • Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
    • Principles of Supporting Individuals with a Learning Disability to Access Healthcare

  • Includes:

    • Understanding Mental Health
    • Stress
    • Anxiety
    • Phobias
    • Depression
    • Postnatal Depression
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Dementia
    • Eating Disorders
    • ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    • OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Skills Network Funding Criteria

  • You must be over the age of 19 from the 1st August 2019
  • You must have lived in the UK for 3 or more years
  • You must have completed the same course before
  • Already have a Level 2 or equivalent qualification*** (Five or more GCSE/O levels grade A*-C, one A level, two or three AS levels, NVQ Level 2)
  • You must not live in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midland or West of England
  • You need to complete the Assessment in order to receive funding and not to incur any charges for learning resources and registration fees

***If you do not have a Level 2 qualification currently it may affect future funding opportunities

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