Distance Learning in Care & Childcare

If you are 18 or over and want to gain a qualification from the comfort of your home, have a look at our distance learning courses available. You can apply now or make an enquiry. 

Learners are signed up weekly. All enrolments received by midnight on Sunday will receive an email regarding the start of their course by close of play the following Tuesday.

Please ignore the 'No fee reduction available' under the Fee Reduction tab on each of the courses under this section. For these courses, Level 2 Entitlement may apply to you, or 100% fee reduction may apply if you are in receipt of benefits and actively seeking employment or in work earning less than £17,004 annually. Our Enrolment Team will also be able to advise if you can access any help course fees.

Please note, you can only enrol for one distance learning course at a time. All Distance Learning courses will require an informal discussion.

Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 14 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2 Certificate

This course is designed for anyone looking to progress their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause ill-health. This could be used to support your role in the workplace or aid interactions…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 12 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Care Planning Principles Level 2 Certificate

On this course you will learn the principles and processes of person-centred care. You will learn how to work with people to carry out requirements specified in their support plan, including assessment,…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 8 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate

This course introduces you to the theory and principles that form the basis of counselling and how to put this into practice. You will learn how to use these skills in everyday life and work, and how to…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 8 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Customer Service for Health & Social Care Settings Level 2 Certificate

This qualification will help you learn how to communicate effectively in a Health & Social Care setting and the importance of teamwork in providing excellent customer service. On this course you will gain…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 14 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Dementia Care Principles Level 2 Certificate

This course offers knowledge on caring for those with dementia, covering many aspects of person-centred care. You will learn about the influence of positive communication methods, issues relating to medication…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 12 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

End of Life Care Principles Level 2 Certificate

In this course you will gain insight into end of life care and the support needed to manage pain and discomfort. You will learn how dementia impacts on end of life care, the role of the care worker in…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 8 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Falls Prevention Level 2 Certificate

As part of working in or towards a role in the Health and Social Care sector, proficiency of falls and their prevention is key. In this course, you will learn the impact and consequences of a fall, risks…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 18 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Improving Personal Exercise, Health & Nutrition Level 2 Certificate

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop knowledge and understanding of how to improve their own personal health. You will learn about the impact of diet, nutrition & exercise on…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 14 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Introducing Caring for Children & Young People CACHE Level 2 Certificate

This qualification provides you with the knowledge and understanding you need to make an informed choice about whether or not working with children & young people is right for you. You will learn about…

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Study Type Part Time
Venue Shipley College
Duration 8 Weeks
Level Level 2
Start Date Start Dates Throughout The Year

Principles of the Prevention & Control of Infection in Health Care Settings Level 2 Certificate

This qualification helps you understand the meaning and importance of infection control. You will learn about the causes of infections, the conditions in which they thrive, the ways they can be spread…

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