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Upskill your workforce

Explore a world of possibilities and gain new skills with our distance learning courses

Our distance learning courses cover a wide range of subjects, and most are free. Our courses are designed to offer flexibility without compromising on the quality of education.

Enrol today to acquire new skills and advance your career!

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Key information

You will be assigned an assessor and have access to high-quality learning resources, which can be accessed from home, so you don’t need to travel to College. You will be able to study at a time that suits you and your family.

Depending on your chosen subject, you can choose paper or online resources and assessment papers, or a mix of both.

Our Distance Learning courses are ideal for you if:

  • You are 19-years-old or over
  • You are a resident of England
  • You can commit to studying for a period of up to four months, meeting regular coursework deadlines throughout this time
  • Lived in the EU for the last three years

Advantages of distance learning

Study anywhere

Our programmes can be studied from anywhere online.

Learn at your own pace

You can choose between part-time or full-time study, allowing you to effortlessly fit your studies around your work and schedule.

Value for money

Distance learning programmes usually have lower fees than on-campus programmes. You will learn remotely, enabling you to save money on travel costs.

Accredited courses

Full level 2 qualifications awarded by nationally recognised awarding bodies.


Short CPD Courses

Whether you are an individual, small, medium or large company, we offer a wide range of courses to improve your personal or professional development.

For as little as £30 to £75, Loughborough College are able to support with CPD Certified bitesize training courses that will provide a foundation into a variety of sectors.

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Sectors include:

  • Health & Social Care
  • Business
  • First Aid
  • Hospitality
  • Employability
  • Safeguarding

These can also be used as part of the Off the Job training for Apprentices.

Fully Funded Accredited Courses

Alongside our CPD courses, we also offer a wide range of fully funded* accredited distance learning courses to improve your personal or professional development.

These training courses provide a foundation into a variety of sectors such as Health & Social Care, Business, Hospitality, Employability and Safeguarding.

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We also offer these additional subjects:

  • Common Health Conditions
  • Customer Service in Hospitality
  • Working with People with Mental Health Needs
  • Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Personal Exercise and Health
  • Personal Care Needs
  • Cancer Support
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment
  • Mental Health First Aid and Advocacy

*subject to funding criteria.

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 not 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, West of England or Sheffield City Region
  • Higher Education students can access funding if they provide evidence that their HE course doesn’t duplicate any learning in the distance learning qualification.
  • Please note that your funding is paid upon completion, so it is important you are committed to completing the course.

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

Advanced Learner Loan Level 3 Courses

Apply for a student loan* to complete a Level 3 qualification in:

  • Customer Service
  • Autism
  • Mental Health
  • End of Life Care
  • Dementia
  • Leadership and Management

*Loans are repayable once Learners are earning £25k+ per annum.

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Unlock success with our dedicated Account Managers, spanning diverse industries. Benefit from their experienced expertise, tailored solutions, and unwavering support for your unique needs.

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