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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!

Certificate in Construction Project Management
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
         
(5)
6 months
995 GBP
Distance
Tailored to deliver the project management technical and practical skills to construction quantity surveying professionals, this certificate will provide you...
2009 Sage 50 Plus Sage 2012
E-Careers
         
(3)
Flexible
400 GBP
Distance
Implement the smooth running of your company’s finances by learning to master your Sage Software with our 2009 Sage 50...
A Level in Accounting (2017 Specification)
Oxford Learning College
         
(2)
2 years
315 GBP
Distance
  Examining Board: AQA Next Examination Period: May / June 2019 Exam Specification Code: 7126 (2017 Specification) Coursework Element: None Practical...
A Practical Guide to Pharmacovigilance
PTI
         
(3)
999 GBP
Distance
Through this online course participants will develop their knowledge of key regulations and guidelines relating to PV - and how...
AAT - Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Level 2)
E-Careers
         
(1)
663 GBP
Distance
About the AAT The AAT are the UK’s leading awarding body for accounting and finance based qualifications, awarding 90% of...
AAT - Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping (Level 2)
E-Careers
         
(1)
271 GBP
Distance
About the AAT The AAT are the UK’s leading awarding body for accounting and finance based qualifications, awarding 90% of...
AAT - Introductory Award in Accounting - Access (Level 1)
E-Careers
         
(1)
225 GBP
Distance
About the AAT The AAT are the UK’s leading awarding body for accounting and finance based qualifications, awarding 90% of...
AAT Access
AVADO
         
(1)
75 hours
Distance
AVADO the new name for Home Learning college offer award winning online AAT courses; designed with a single objective: to...
AAT Advanced Diploma | AAT Level 3 | AAT Courses Online
Osborne Training
         
(2)
180 hours
Distance
Want a new direction for your career? Think Accountancy, according to statistics, the average salary for Accountants is £50,000; it...
AAT Diploma in Accounting | AAT Level 4 | AAT Distance Learning
Osborne Training
         
(1)
Distance
AAT is an awarding body for vocational accountants. AAT is highly recognised globally with members over 130,000 worldwide. A newly...
AAT Level 2 Certificate in Accounting
ICS Learn
         
(1)
240 hours
695 GBP
Distance
ICS Learn's AAT Foundation Certificate in Accounting course is your first step towards a successful accounting and finance career. You...
AAT Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping
The Skills Network
         
(2)
6 months
625 GBP
Distance
AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is a perfect start to a successful, rewarding career in accounting and finance. AAT is...
AAT Level 3 and 4 Diploma in Accounting
AVADO
         
(1)
705 hours
Distance
Boost your salary with an AAT qualifications There are some changes that have been made to syllabus including synoptic exams...
AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting
The Skills Network
         
(2)
6-12 Months
1,250 GBP
Distance
The AAT Level 3 Diploma is intended for professionals seeking to develop their accounting skills and advance in the field....
AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting
AVADO
         
(1)
400 hours
Distance
AVADO the new name for Home Learning college offer award winning online AAT courses are designed with a single objective:to...
Accredited Level 2 Diploma in Chemistry
Oxford Learning College
         
(1)
1 year
268 GBP
Distance
The Accredited Level 2 Chemistry Diploma will provide students with the opportunity to experience chemistry at a basic level and...
Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Child Coaching
Oxford Learning College
         
(1)
1 year
850 GBP
Distance
  This diploma is designed for those who are considering becoming a child coach or to those who wish to...
Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Drama
Oxford Learning College
         
(1)
1 year
850 GBP
Distance
This diploma is designed to explore Drama. You will review and explore a variety of Shakespeare scenes and plays such...
Accredited Level 3 Diploma in Equine Science
Oxford Learning College
         
(1)
1 year
850 GBP
Distance
The equine industry is becoming increasingly popular with many people now taking up the sport of horse riding. This diploma...
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
Open Study College
         
(1)
649 GBP
Distance
This step-by-step Fitness Instruction course features everything you need to know to become a Fitness Instructor, from anatomy and physiology...
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Open Study College
         
(1)
1,189 GBP
Distance
A combined distance learning course accredited by ActiveIQ, designed for those wishing to become both a Gym Instructor and a...
Admin, Secretarial & PA Training – Online
Global Edulink
         
(1)
40 hours
35 GBP
Distance
If you are interested in gaining a position as a highly paid Office Administrator, Secretary or Personal Assistant, then this...
Adobe CC Study Bundle
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
894 GBP
Distance
The average UK salary for Adobe Professionals is £35 000! (Source ITJobsWatch 2015). Don’t delay your Adobe studies a moment...
Adobe CS6 Study Bundle
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
894 GBP
Distance
The average UK salary for Adobe Professionals is £35 000! (Source ITJobsWatch 2015). Start your Adobe studies TODAY! Gain the...
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
356 GBP
Distance
The average UK salary for Adobe Dreamweaver professionals is £32 500! (Source ITJobsWatch 2015). Don’t delay – start TODAY! Study...
Adobe Illustrator CC 2014
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
356 GBP
Distance
The average UK salary for Adobe Illustrator professionals is £35 000! (Source ITJobsWatch 2015). Don’t pass up the opportunity to...
Adobe Illustrator CS6
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(2)
1 year
356 GBP
Distance
The average UK salary for Adobe Illustrator professionals is £35 000! (Source ITJobsWatch 2015). Earn what you are worth! Adobe...
Adobe InDesign CC 2014
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(2)
1 year
356 GBP
Distance
The average UK salary for Adobe InDesign professionals is £35 000! (Source ITJobsWatch 2015). Get the latest Adobe InDesign qualification...
Adobe InDesign CS6
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(2)
1 year
356 GBP
Distance
The average UK salary for Adobe InDesign professionals is £35 000! (Source ITJobsWatch 2015). Gain YOUR Adobe InDesign qualification NOW!...
Adobe Photoshop CC 2014
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
356 GBP
Distance
The average UK salary for Adobe Photoshop professionals is £34 000! (Source ITJobsWatch 2015). This demonstrates an upward trend so...
Adobe Photoshop CC plus Dreamweaver CC
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
550 GBP
Distance
The average UK salary for Adobe Photoshop professionals is £34 000 and for Adobe Dreamweaver professional is £32 500! (Source...
Adobe Photoshop CS6
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
356 GBP
Distance
The average UK salary for Adobe Photoshop professionals is £34 000! (Source ITJobsWatch 2015). Start your Adobe course studies TODAY!...
Adobe Photoshop CS6 plus Dreamweaver CS6
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
550 GBP
Distance
The average UK salary for Adobe Photoshop professionals is £34 000 and for Adobe Dreamweaver professional is £32 500! (Source...
Advanced Counselling Skills
BSY
         
(1)
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
Build on the skills you developed in the Basic Counselling Skills course, and get trained to a professional level with...
Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) Exam Training
Tolley
         
(2)
Flexible
Multiple (2)
ADIT, the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation, is a specialist advanced qualification set by the Chartered Institute of Taxation in...
Advertising Course
International Career Institute
         
(4)
14 - 31 Weeks
Distance
Participants are able to choose between three levels of certification, depending on their goals and time commitments. The average time...
Agile and Scrum online training
KnowledgeHut
         
(1)
1 day
257 GBP
Multiple (107)
This 1-day online training course will give participants an overview of Scrum practices and Agile development using best practices of...
Agile Foundation & Practitioner with Free ScrumMaster Course
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
693 GBP
Distance
The demand for certified Agile Practitioners is growing in the UK with Agile Project Managers earning an average of £55,000...
Agile Foundation - Project Management
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
396 GBP
Distance
£55 000 - Average Salary for Agile Project Managers (ITJobsWatch 2015) Study the new Agile Foundation course online and write...
Agile Foundation with Free ScrumMaster Course
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
396 GBP
Distance
Average Salaries for Project Managers: Agile Project Manager: £52,500 PRINCE2® Project Manager: £50,000 Senior Project Manager: £63,875 Programme Manager: £75,000...
Agile Practitioner with Free ScrumMaster Course
ITonlinelearning Ltd
         
(1)
1 year
396 GBP
Distance
Agile Practitioners are increasingly in demand in the UK with Agile Project Managers earning an average of £55,000 (source ITJobsWatch...
Allergies Testing & Treatments
BSY
         
(1)
Flexible
333 GBP
Distance
Allergies have become more prevalent amidst an increasingly polluted and chemically-laden environment, and physical responses to normally harmless substances range...
Animation Master Package
E-Careers
         
(2)
12 months
200 GBP
Distance
This online training programme delivered by e-Careers covers the essential web design skills to help you launch a successful career...
APM Introductory Certificate in Project Management
Open Study College
         
(1)
579 GBP
Distance
Course Content Unit 1 - Introduction Course Structure Case study Summary Unit 2 - Projects, Programme and Portfolios Project characteristics...
Arabic Online Course
Rosetta Stone
         
(1)
Flexible
179 GBP
Distance
Download or CD-ROM-based versions: Level 1 course or the Complete Course Online study : 12 months, assisted by native speaking...
Award - NEBOSH Award in Health & Safety at Work
Health & Safety Training College
         
(1)
4-6 weeks
246 GBP
Distance
The NEBOSH Award in Health and Safety at Work provides an ideal opportunity for individuals to develop an awareness of...
BA (Hons) Fine Art
The Interactive Design Institute
         
(1)
4 years
4,250 GBP
Distance
Develop your artistic talent and reach a professional level among a variety of contemporary art mediums with this online BA...
BA (Hons) Graphic Design
The Interactive Design Institute
         
(11)
2.6 years full-time or 4 years part-time
4,250 GBP
Distance
Develop your design skills using both technology and traditional design techniques while developing a portfolio with this online Bachelor of...
Beauty Therapist
BSY
         
(1)
Flexible
225 GBP
Distance
This Beauty Therapist course is designed to provide beauticians with the knowledge necessary to offer their clients a range of...
Beauty Therapy & Make-Up Course
International Career Institute
         
(3)
14 - 31 Weeks
Distance
Participants are able to choose from three levels of study. The average time within which students complete studies is: Certificate...
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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.