E-Learning / Distance Training Courses

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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.

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Business & Administration Level 2 Certificate - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(44)
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...
Customer Service Level 2 - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(4)
9/11 weeks
0 GBP
Distance
This free online certification course will grow your knowledge of customer service, improve your daily interactions with customers, and enhance...
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...
HR Analytics Webinar Series 2016 – Foundation
CIPD Training
5 hours
0 GBP
Distance
Gain an understanding of HR analytics with five one hour webinars from CIPD Training.  It is becoming more vital to...
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
         
(18)
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 Awareness of Mental Health Problems
The Skills Network
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...
NCFE Level 2 Care and Management of Diabetes
The Skills Network
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...
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety
The Skills Network
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 the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
The Skills Network
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...
NCFE Level 2 Counselling Skills
The Skills Network
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...
NCFE Level 2 Dignity and Safeguarding
The Skills Network
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...
NCFE Level 2 Equality and Diversity
The Skills Network
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 in Business and Administration Knowledge
The Skills Network
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 in Common Health Conditions
The Skills Network
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...
NCFE Level 2 in End of Life Care
The Skills Network
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...
NCFE Level 2 in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
The Skills Network
10-16 Weeks
0 GBP
Distance
By participating in this course, you will gain an insight into the knowledge needed to work in adult social care and develop...
NCFE Level 2 in Principles of Customer Service
The Skills Network
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 in Principles of Dementia Care
The Skills Network
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...
NCFE Level 2 in Team Leading Knowledge
The Skills Network
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...
NCFE Level 2 Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
The Skills Network
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...
NCFE Level 2 Safe Handling of Medication in Health and Social Care
The Skills Network
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...
NCFE Level 2 Stewarding at Spectator Events
The Skills Network
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 Understanding Nutrition and Health
The Skills Network
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...
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...
Performance Improvement Sampler - Free
Falconbury Ltd
0 GBP
Distance
...
Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts
European University Institute
Self-paced
0 GBP
Florence
Developed as a self paced, online programme, this Why Do People Migrate? Part 1: Facts course delivers a general introduction...
Why Do People Migrate? Part 2: Theories
European University Institute
Self-paced
0 GBP
Florence
Developed as a self paced, online programme, this Why Do People Migrate? Part 2: Theories course tackles migration as a...
Working in the Health Sector Level 2 Certificate - Free Online Course
vision2learn
         
(1)
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...
Introduction to Blogging and Content Marketing
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
Blogs have transitioned from a way for individuals to share their interests to a key marketing asset for businesses large...
Introduction to Digital Marketing
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
We are living in the age of the internet. People communicate, shop, and entertain themselves online, often spending hours in...
Introduction to English for Business
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
Our modern world is global and multicultural, and its language of choice is English. This programme will teach you the English...
Introduction to Financial Trading
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
Now, as never before, private individuals can easily manage and trade their own funds rather than paying someone else to...
Introduction to Graphic Design
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
Graphic design is constantly present in our world. Graphic designers work on magazines and newspapers, websites, posters at the grocery...
Introduction to Lightroom
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
Even the best photographers cannot always get the shots they envision with a camera alone. They need image editing software...
Introduction to Mobile App Development
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
More and more, mobile apps dominate the mobile web. Users spend 86% of their time browsing using web apps and...
Introduction to Photography
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. The multitude of people from all walks of life with...
Introduction to Photoshop
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
The ability to make subtle enhancements to a picture can take it from average to outstanding. Whether you want to...
Introduction to Social Media Marketing
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
Social media has drastically altered the traditional relationship between a customer and business. People now have the ability to communicate...
Introduction to Web Design
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
Everyone is on the internet these days. That means that if you want people to know about you and your...
Introduction to Web Development
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
Web development is a wide field with many different areas. Have you ever wondered how a website or web application...
Introduction to Wedding Photography
Shaw Academy
1.5 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
After the memories of a wedding day have faded, the pictures remain to remind couples of one of the most...
Introductory Metals Trading Programme
Shaw Academy
4 weeks
5 GBP
Distance
If done correctly and with knowledge, trading precious metals can be very profitable. Precious metals include Gold, Silver, Copper, Platinum,...
Critical Thinking: Implications for Leadership
Ed-Next
1 hour
12 GBP
Distance
Successful organizational leaders understand the importance of honing their critical thinking skills. Being an effective critical thinker is much like...
Effective Professional Communications
Ed-Next
1 hour
12 GBP
Distance
Communication is a process of transferring information from one person to another.  Communications is the cement that holds workplaces together...
Email Etiquette
Ed-Next
1 hour
12 GBP
Distance
In decades past, business writing was a rare, formal event. Most everyone has a computer at home or work these...
Financial Management For Lay People
Ed-Next
1 hour
12 GBP
Distance
Finance is the discipline of evaluating investments and raising capital to fund those investments. Financial decisions are everywhere in our...
Personal Stress Management
Ed-Next
1 hour
12 GBP
Distance
For many people, simply hearing the word “stress” increases their heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, and anxiety level.  Regardless of...
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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. 

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