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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.

Access to HE - Allied Healthcare
E-Careers
 
0 GBP
Distance
Qualification Structure The Allied Health Professions course is broken down into the three following subject areas: Biology Human Physiology Social...
Access to HE - Allied Nursing & Midwifery
E-Careers
 
0 GBP
Distance
Qualification Structure Nursing and Midwifery          Biology          Professional Healthcare Practice          Social Issues in Healthcare OR Psychology Subject Breakdown...
Access to HE - Health & Social care
E-Careers
 
0 GBP
Distance
Qualification Structure Health and Social Care Professions          Biology          Psychology          Social Issues in Healthcare Subject Breakdown Social Issues...
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: How to Prepare for Excipient GMP Certification
NSF International, Pharma Biotech
0.5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
Learn how NSF/IPEC/ANSI 363 certification can help you meet cGMP in your vendor approval process. Excipient GMP certification is becoming...
Free Webinar: Performing Quality Risk Assessments on Sterile Products and an Update on Annex 1
NSF International, Pharma Biotech
0.5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
How can you reduce the risk of failure in your aseptic process using a systematic approach to risk? Webinar Presenter...
Free Webinar: Shaping the Role of the QP: Now and for the Future
NSF International, Pharma Biotech
0.5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
What must you do to create effective QPs, fit for providing leadership in an uncertain world? Webinar Presenter: Mike Halliday,...
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: The Future of the Pharma Industry
NSF International, Pharma Biotech
0.5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
Martin Lush believes the pharma industry is walking into a Kodak moment. Kodak ignored changes and developments, maintained the status...
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...
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...
Introduction to Creativity
Illumine Training
         
(5)
2.5 hours
13 GBP
Distance
Introduction to Creativity Distance Learning Course - Illumine e-learning Creativity is effective means of achieving new and innovative solutions to problems...
Mind Mapping Mastery - E-learning Course
Illumine Training
         
(3)
1.5 hours
13 GBP
Distance
This Mind Mapping Mastery e-learning Course is a unique online course that has been designed to teach delegates the processes, concepts...
Speed Reading E-learning Course
Illumine Training
         
(1)
1.5 hours
13 GBP
Distance
In just 90 minutes, this entirely online course will provide delegates with the practice and skills to begin reading faster,...
Acting as Advocate in Mediation
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
1 hour
15 GBP
Distance
The following topics will be covered within this video lecture; understanding when and when not to engage in civil/commercial mediation...
Behavioural Flexibility of the Manager
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
0.5 hours
15 GBP
Distance
Faced with a destabilising situation in the workplace? Managers must be able to respond in a flexible manner and deal...
Emotional Intelligence Fundamentals
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
0.5 hours
15 GBP
Distance
Emotions are ever-present in the work place and an often underestimated management skill. By learning to manage your own emotions,...
Emotional Skills of the Manager
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
0.5 hours
15 GBP
Distance
Emotional intelligence is an important factor of being a manager, particularly when emotionally charged situations occur. This e-Learning course will...
Expert Witness - Report Writing
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
1 hour
15 GBP
Distance
This Video Lecture will consider the important aspects surrounding report writing for an expert witness, including the fundamental requirements, managing...
  • = Has a case study
  • = Has a video
  • = This course results in CPD hours
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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.