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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.

Business & Administration Level 2 Certificate - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(45)
14 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This free online course leads to the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business and Administration. In addition to...
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This online mental health awareness training course provides a thorough review of common mental health problems. In context, an understanding...
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Care and Management of Diabetes
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
A diabetes diagnosis is life-changing and managing it requires skills and expertise. This online training course provides an overview of...
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Common Health Conditions
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This online training course details common health conditions in today's society, providing essential knowledge that can enable you to help...
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This online training course is targeted at those with an interest in a career in counselling. The course is delivered entirely...
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Dignity and Safeguarding
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This online course covers protecting the dignity and safety of others in a social care context. By participating in this...
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This online training course explores dementia in detail and provides a foundation for understanding the disease and how to care for...
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
Delivered via distance learning, this course provides a convenient path to earning a nationally recognised qualification and developing the knowledge...
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This course addresses an important demand for health and social care professionals who understand safe handling of medication. The course...
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in The Principles of End of Life Care
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This online training course covers the essentials of understanding and providing end of life care to others. The course has...
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This online training course discusses infection in a healthcare setting and practical techniques used to prevent and control the spread...
CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
2 in Unders This online course discusses the importance of nutrition in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and practical knowledge of how to...
Customer Service Level 2 - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(5)
11 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This free online certification course will grow your knowledge of customer service, improve your daily interactions with customers, and enhance...
Dementia Care Level 2 - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(2)
16 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This online certification programme provides the key principles and appropriate methods for supporting and caring for those with dementia. Participants...
Diabetes Care Level 2 - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(1)
11 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This free online certification course is the ideal starting point for understanding a pervasive condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent...
Dignity and Safeguarding Level 2 - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(1)
11 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This free online certification course is an introduction to safeguarding in adult health and social care. Those who take this...
End of Life Care Level 2 - Free Online Course
vision2learn
15 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This free online certification helps students develop their knowledge and understanding of how to appropriately and sensitively care for those...
Equality & Diversity Level 2 Certificate - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(18)
9 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
With this free online course on equality and diversity in the community, society and the workplace, candidates can gain an...
Free Webinar - Benefits of Becoming a Six Sigma Green Belt
IIL Europe
1 hour
0 GBP
Distance
Benefits Utilizing the proven DMAIC Process Improvement Methodology, Green Belts learn how to identify critical customer quality issues and business...
Free Webinar: A Proactive Approach to Quality Risk Management
NSF International, Pharma Biotech
0.5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
How does ICH Q9 require you to actively seek, assess and mitigate the key sources of risk in your business?...
Free Webinar: New Approaches to Validation: Trends and Best Practice
NSF International, Pharma Biotech
0.5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
How do you design a risk-based and cost-effective validation program to meet cGMP expectations? This webinar provides an overview of...
Free Webinar: Pharmaceutical Quality Systems
NSF International, Pharma Biotech
0.5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
Learn how to structure and manage your quality system to meet ICH Q10, and how to keep it complying with...
Free Webinar: Regulatory Perspectives on Data Integrity
NSF International, Pharma Biotech
0.5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
Learn trends and priorities when assuring data integrity from the perspectives of the U.S. FDA, MHRA and other regulatory bodies....
Free Webinar: The Changing Face of EU and the Implications of Brexit to the Pharma Industry
NSF International, Pharma Biotech
0.5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
Get an update on key developments and how they may affect your business. Webinar Presenter: Pete Gough - Executive Director,...
Free Webinar: Using Behavioural GMP to Create Perpetual GMP Inspection Readiness
NSF International, Pharma Biotech
0.5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
How do the best companies remain inspection ready by design rather than good fortune? Webinar Presenter: John Johnson - Vice...
HR Analytics Webinar Series – Foundation
CIPD Training
5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
CIPD Training is delivering a series of five practical one-hour webinars on HR analytics. HR analytics is a hot topic...
Infection Control Level 2 Certificate - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(9)
13 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
With this free online course by vision2learn, delegates can learn the principles and practices of infections and infection control, plus...
IT User Skills Level 2 - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(19)
14 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
Today, working knowledge of computer and software is essential. With this free course by vision2learn, eligible candidates can build the...
Lean Organisation Management Techniques - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(32)
9 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
With this free vision2learn online course, delegates will get to grips with the concepts and practices of lean organisation management,...
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration Knowledge
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This course has been designed in response to UK employers' demand for professionals with practical skills in business administration. Essential...
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This distance learning course will provide you with an enhanced view of diversity and equality in society and in the...
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This Occupational Health and Safety course provides a thorough overview of best practice for health and safety in the workplace....
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This online customer service course provides essential insight and skills for any professional. Contact with customers is a key part...
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Stewarding at Spectator Events
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This online training course provides an overview of the responsibilities of a steward at spectator events. The course covers the concepts...
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading Knowledge
The Skills Network
         
(2)
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This distance learning course covers the concepts behind effective team leading and techniques that can help you maximise the performance of...
Nutrition and Health Level 2 - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(11)
15 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
Do you want to learn more about the impact that food has on health? Would a nutrition qualification help advance...
Online Course in Modern Greek for Non-Greek Speakers
E-learning University of Athens
10 weeks
0 EUR
Distance
This 10-week programme will enable the students to learn the Greek language and develop the language skills necessary for basic activities and...
Working in the Health Sector Level 2 Certificate - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(2)
15 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This brand new Level 2 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector course is FREE to study and leads to...
Blues Guitar for Beginners
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
2 GBP
Distance
Jim Bruce was once voted the No1 acoustic blues guitar instructor in the world, and this introductory course for beginners...
Creative Thinking: Mindsets & Exercises
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
4 GBP
Distance
In this course, by Tatiana Ambrose, you will benefit from personal knowledge and hands on experience, and complete creative thinking...
Mindfulness Meditation For Pregnancy
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
4 GBP
Distance
Take this Mindfulness Meditation For Pregnancy course and prepare for childbirth through powerful guided meditations....
Night Photography Basics
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
4 GBP
Distance
A introductory Night Photography course with great tips and tricks for capturing high quality night photos....
Pokemon Go: How to Catch 'em All!
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
4 GBP
Distance
This Pokemon Go course will teach you everything you need to know about the game and give you the best...
Pregnancy Nutrition: Yoga for Your Belly!
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
4 GBP
Distance
A informative nutrition course teaching you the best diet for maintaining optimum health and fitness through pregnancy and post-partum...
Alternative Massage Therapy
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
5 GBP
Distance
Myofascial Energetic Release is a specialised physical and massage therapy used to release tension in the fascia due to trauma,...
Animal & Pet First Aid Diploma
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
5 GBP
Distance
Take this pet first aid course so that you are always ready for pet emergencies. Let Dr Katherine prepare you...
A-Z of Wine and Wine Tasting
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
5 GBP
Distance
This a comprehensive introduction to wine and wine tasting, led by an award winning winemaker! Sit back, quaff and enjoy...
Blogging For Authors With WordPress and Blogger
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
5 GBP
Distance
This blogging for authors course will help you to master blogging techniques on WordPress and Blogger, to engage people interested...
Business Communication: Writing Better Emails
OfCourse Learning
Self-paced
5 GBP
Distance
Anyone one who writes email in their work or business needs this course. Learn how to write better emails, when...
Getting Started with Innovation
The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
 
5 GBP
Distance
This online professional development course identifies the key steps to help finance and business professionals and companies get started with...
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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.