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E-Learning / Distance Training Courses

Online courses are often offered under the categories of distance learning, home study or flexible learning and the course content is provided as e-learning which utilises electronic technologies. It is one of the most popular study modes for people looking to further their skills, or gain a qualification alongside their careers and private lives. It is an area that has seen significant growth as the benefits to learners, organisations and software companies become obvious.

Open Study College offers over 350 courses ranging from childcare to event management, something for everybody! Whether you want to improve your skills, progress in your current career, take on a new path or even gain a new hobby,Open Study College has the course for you!

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Award Level 3 QCF
NCC Home Learning
         
(17)
180 hours
346 GBP
Distance
NCC has produced this workbook for the Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (QCF). You may...
Homoeopathy
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
This Homoeopathy course is a distance learning course designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview on the subject of homoeopathy....
Hypnology
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
This Hypnology course is a distance learning course teaching students the study of Hypnotism, which has persisted through the years...
Kinesiology
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
This Kinesiology  course is a distance learning course providing students with an overview of kinesiology, a system of natural health...
Spa Therapy
BSY
Flexible
287 GBP
Distance
With the dramatic increase in spa development in the past years, spa therapy is an incredibly popular pass time as well as...
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 3 QCF
NCC Home Learning
         
(27)
180 hours
379 GBP
Distance
This provides successful students with a qualification listed on the National Qualifications Database. The course aims to enable learners to...
Auriculotherapy
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
Auriculotherapy is a treatment of organs and systems of the body through acupressure performed exclusively on points on the ear. This course...
Forensic Psychology (Introductory)
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
This Forensic Psychology course is a distance learning course designed to provide students with an introduction to forensic psychology. The...
Advanced Diploma of Applied Electrical Engineering (Electrical Systems)
Engineering Institute of Technology
         
(25)
18 months
5,280 GBP
Distance
The Engineering Institute of Technology delivers industry specific courses online, worldwide. This course has been specifically tailored to suit industry...
Family Therapy
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
A dysfunctional family creates a challenging environment for the individual and is unable to provide a safe and nurturing atmosphere. Maladaptive behaviours...
Self Hypnosis
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Hypnosis is a type of mental state of increased suggestibility where you have the capability to accept certain notions for...
Effective Email Writing Online
Emphasis Training Limited
Flexible
25 GBP
Distance
This e-learning course will teach you how to write better emails in less time. The course uses interactive learning technology,...
Flower Essences
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
This Flower Essences course is a distance learning course designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the healing...
Iridology
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
This Iridology course is a distance learning course providing students with a fundamental understanding of iridology, or the study of...
Life Coaching
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
This Life Coaching course is a distance learning course designed to help students become Coaches in Life Skills. By effectively coaching...
Reflexology
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
Reflexology is the alignment and harmonisation of the cells in the human body. This distance learning course discusses reflexology and...
Lifestyle Enhancement
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
This Lifestyle Enhancement  course is a distance learning course designed to provide students with simple yet positive methods to improve...
Magnet Therapy
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
This Magnet Therapy course is a distance learning course designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of therapeutic magnets....
Psychotherapy
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
Psychotherapy is an excellent tool for providing relief to those with anxieties that are too great for them to cope...
Reality Therapy
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Reality Therapy is a therapeutic technique which helps individuals to take control of their own lives, make effective choices and...
Shiatsu
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
Massage therapy comes in a variety of forms, with a wide range of styles and techniques. Shiatsu is a form...
Sociology
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
The theories of sociology offer various insights into how society functions and why it does so in any particular way. This...
Successful Photography Course
Regent Academy
         
(1)
Flexible Course Length
454 GBP
Distance
Do your friends rave about your photographs? Are you interested in developing your photography techniques and gaining some confidence behind the...
IOSH Managing Safely eLearning Including Exam and PRINCE2 Foundation
ITonlinelearning Ltd
56 hours
594 GBP
Distance
The IOSH Managing Safely eLearning Including Exam is aimed at those that need review safety systems, introduce new safety measures...
Health Promotion
BSY
Flexible
287 GBP
Distance
This Health Promotion  course is a distance learning course designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of health promotion...
Massage
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
Massage is an ancient therapy known to relax, stimulate and invigorate both the mind and body. This distance learning course...
Meditation (Healing)
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Meditation offers a wide range of healing benefits to those who practice it. This distance learning course will discuss mediation as...
Positive Thinking
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Our own thoughts and creativity can dramatically affect our emotional state and self-confidence. This distance learning course explores positive thinking...
Psychology & Treatment of Alcoholism
BSY
Flexible
308 GBP
Distance
Alcoholism is a complex and large subject, with roots in both genetic and environmental causes. This distance learning course will...
Educational Psychology
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Since emotional problems often appear in the early years, many elementary schools employ Educational Psychologists whose training combines courses in child...
Health Care (Foundation)
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
This Health Care (Foundation) course is a distance learning course aimed at those working in home care or pursuing work...
Holistic Fertility Therapy
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
This Holistic Fertility Therapy course is a distance learning course designed to provide students with an understanding of the anatomy...
Living Foods Nutrition
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
This Living Foods Nutrition course is a distance learning course designed to provide students with the knowledge and fundamentals of...
Managing Stress in the Workplace
BSY
Flexible
525 GBP
Distance
This Managing Stress in the Workplace course is a distance learning course designed to provide trainers with the necessary skills...
Nutrition - The Natural Therapist's Approach
BSY
         
(1)
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
Our diet has a tremendous effect on the way that we feel and our overall physical and mental health. This...
Nutritional Therapy
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
Unlike many other factors of health, diet is largely under our own control. This distance learning course provides an overview...
Rational Emotive Therapy
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Emotions have great power in driving our behaviour, whether they provide motivation and fulfilment or fear and resentment at perceived...
Social Psychology (Introduction)
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
The theories of social psychology teach us that human nature is shaped through our experiences and not born with us....
Abnormal Psychology
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Learn the reasons why people may act in an unusual or disturbing way and how professionals can help them return...
Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Engineering for Oil and Gas Self-Paced On-Demand Online Video Course
IDC Technologies
5 Hours 15 minutes 40 seconds
299 USD
Distance
Instrumentation engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with the study of devices that are used to measure physical...
Marketing Course
International Career Institute
         
(3)
14 - 31 Weeks
Distance
This Marketing Distance Learning Course is designed to develop the skills you need to be a successful marketing specialist. The...
The Telecoms 'Mini-MBA' On-line Learning Programme
Falconbury Ltd
250 GBP
Distance
This 10 module Telecoms Mini-MBA on-line learning programme provides an overview of key regulatory, technical, and financial trends impacting the...
Online PRINCE2 Foundation Course - Project Management
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
225 GBP
Distance
£50 000 - Average Salary for PRINCE2 Project Managers (ITJobsWatch 2015) Save today with this limited offer and get the...
Footcare Specialist
BSY
Flexible
683 GBP
Distance
This Foot Care Specialist  course is a distance learning course designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of feet...
Holistic Animal Healing
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
This Holistic Animal Healing course is a distance learning course designed to teach students how to communicate intuitively with animals,...
Holistic Sports Nutrition
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
This Holistic Sports Nutrition  course is a distance training course designed to teach students the art of providing their clients with...
Reflexology Vibrational Medicine
BSY
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Reflexology is a very impacting therapy technique with foundations rooting from the idea that certain reflex points on the feet...
Relaxation Therapist (Professional)
BSY
Flexible
308 GBP
Distance
This engaging course provides a thorough and in-depth instruction in every aspect of Relaxation Therapy. It is particular in its...
Feng Shui
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
The atmosphere in our homes affects the human relationships we develop and builds into the perception of our lives as a whole. Learning...
Holistic Diagnosis Skills
BSY
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
This  Holistic Diagnosis Skills  course is a distance learning course designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of how...
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What are online courses?

Online courses, or e-learning, uses information and communications technologies to provide innovative ways to learn. It is often used interchangeably with Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) although the latter covers a broader area that includes technology enhanced classrooms and learning with technology.

Online learning is a recognised form of learning and one can earn diplomas, certificates and degrees through these programs. It has been embraced by traditional education institutions and many of them now have e-learning interventions available to their learners.

E-learning utilises various other media to enhance the learning experience and to enable efficient communication between students and tutors. These include:

  • Printed materials such as manuals, books, etc.
  • Video conferencing
  • Online forums
  • Online information
  • CD's and DVD's
  • Email

Benefits of taking online courses

Online courses gives you the flexibility to study at your own pace and from wherever you choose. A wide range of courses are available online and are generally not limited to any specific start dates or durations. The learner benefits from acquiring new knowledge and skills while limiting the impact on their professional and private lives. Organisations benefit because their employers receive the required learning without leaving their place of work for extended periods of time. There is therefore minimal impact on the business and its outputs.

Online courses are often, although not always, cheaper than equivalent classroom courses. Some of the reasons for the reduced cost can be attributed to savings related to classroom facilities, catering, printed material, travel, accommodation and a dedicated lecturer. E-learning also scales well in the sense that once it's created, it can be distributed to an infinite number of learners without significantly impacting overhead.

A further benefit is the borderless capability of e-learning. Thanks to e-learning, courses can be offered to people across the globe often reaching individuals who would have found extreme difficulty in taking classroom courses.

Online courses are also a very good way of supporting widely distributed software. Think of Photoshop or Microsoft Word as examples. People can become proficient users of these applications just through completing online courses. The benefit for the learner is obvious in that they get to enjoy economic and personal value in learning these applications. A major benefit for the software companies is that they can distribute their applications as widely as possible taking comfort in the fact that their consumers will take responsibility for their own learning.

Using electronic media for learning is becoming more and more valuable and practical. It enables a much further reach for companies that provide the training and it also makes it possible for remote individuals to acquire knowledge and skills. Training solutions are becoming ever more elaborate and with the emergence of virtual reality (VR) one could expect a giant leap in this area in the near future.